For Moments Life Feels Slippery

I invite you to read Wanda’s post.

 

Woman walking cross country and trail in autumn forestBy Wanda Ward

Headed out the door and down the steps, I found myself drifting downward towards an unexpected and unwanted dirt kiss, if I wasn’t able to do something fast. Too late to avoid the nose dive, I struggled to reach for the car in an effort to brace myself for the fall. Lucky for me only my knee was scratched and not my whole body was forced to greet the concrete that eventful morning. Having gone down those steps many times, how did I manage to slip that day? In my haste, I missed the bottom step. The step had not moved; it was I who failed to properly maneuver it.

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Is that not how life can be at times? We are residing in the same location yet something seems to have changed or slipped away without us taken notice. At least that is how I find my life at times. Living in the same house, working the same job, attending the same church, a member of the same family and participating in the same activities but things that I maneuvered so well in the past now feel out of place.

Have you ever felt yourself slipping away?

There are days that my passion ebbs away. Other times I notice I have slipped into complacency, complaining, discontentment, or depression. But, why? In most case it’s because I have allowed my focus to slide away from Jesus, the one who is my ultimate support. Psalms 94:18-19 (NLT) says I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me. When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. He has not moved and it’s comforting to know that all I have to do is call out to Him. I can share my true feelings with Him; there’s no need to conceal my inner most thoughts.

When I slipped that day in my yard, I hurriedly got up as I did not want anyone else to see me down on the ground and we often take that approach in our spiritual lives. Sometimes it is pride and other times it is fear or shame that leads us to pretend all is well instead of crying out. We do not allow others to help support us when we find ourselves slipping. Yet we do not have to be too embarrassed to share our doubts or fallings with Jesus. He longs to comfort us and give us renewed hope and cheer.

Are you attempting to cover up your condition with excuses or are you honestly crying out to Jesus?

 

 

WandaWanda Ward is a directionally-challenged southern girl, who often finds herself lost in a good book. By day she works as a case management coordinator and spends her free time as a blogger, reader, CSS and HTML digger. She enjoys a glass of cold coca-cola, although she has found that nothing truly satisfies her thirst quite like Jesus. You can connect with Wanda via her blog, The Watered Soul  or on Twitter @TheWateredSoul.

6 Responses to For Moments Life Feels Slippery

  1. My goodness, how convicting this sentence was to me: “I hurriedly got up as I did not want anyone else to see me down on the ground and we often take that approach in our spiritual lives. ” No one ever got up faster on the roller rink than me! Ha! Pride, oh how I hate it.

    What a great ending to your message. We indeed never fear calling out to Him for help!

  2. What a wonderful analogy! It is so true that it is not the step which had moved but we who did not navigate it correctly. And that is so often the case. May we keep step with Him each day! So glad you shared about your post, Wanda!

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