This is not a pretty post. It’s not light and fluffy. It’s a real post. If you only follow this blog for giveaways and etsy tips then that is okay and this post is not for you. If you are not interested in “real” then please feel free to just skip this one and come back later. I will not be offended in the slightest. I told you a few weeks ago that this blog is changing format a little in 2011...that it is becoming more of a sounding board for me and less super focused on crafts. Anyways, this post is real in the sense that it is where my heart is right now. My heart is in a funk. It is an annoying funk too.
Let me start by saying that I am super blessed. I know this. I have an amazing husband, precious children, we all have our health, we are fed and clothed and have more earthly possessions than anyone truly needs. Most of all, I have a heavenly father who loves me for who I am because He created me that way.
I know all this to be true. The problem is that I am in a religious funk. I am in that lull between peaks and valleys. You know what I am talking about? When you are on a high or low, it is easy to seek and pray and sing praises and ask for prayer. But when you are in the boring in-between, it is not as easy. At least it is not for me. In this lull it is easiest for me to go about my day as if I am in charge and not my Savior. I hate this feeling.
You are probably thinking, “Just pull yourself out of it already.” “Have a quiet time and dig deeper.” Well, I have a hard time finding the motivation and drive to do even that. I am sure you are right, spending consistent time in the word and in prayer would probably “fix” things or at least start to. The problem is that my heart is not in it. I am just on auto pilot going about my life filling my days with menial tasks.
I am not saying that I have turned away from my faith or anything because that is certainly not true. I know what Jesus did for me and adore Him for it. I know what God is capable of and I know that He is with me in this lull and desperately wants to see me come out of it. I have not turned my back. I am just in a funk.
Like I said before, I am a very blessed person. I have experienced many, many, many religious high points in my life. Moments that I knew without a shadow of a doubt were God’s blessings and miracles. I can share plenty of those stories. At this point in my life, I have yet to experience a really low point. We have not had anything super tragic happen to our family, most of our relatives are still living, we are employed and healthy. This is what scares me.
I know that God works wonders through tragedy and sorrow. It is not intentional pain that He inflicts, but it is through the circumstances that He brings people closer to Him. I don’t want that to happen to me. Not that tragedy is avoidable, because it is not, but I just don’t want something terrible to be the reason that I get out of this pit. I want to make it out while I am in this in-between stage. I want to be close to Him again. I want to feel His presence daily and have the drive to spend much needed time in prayer. I want to be in a high place before our circumstances change…because they will. It is only a matter of time.