Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Slump

I'm in a slump.

And the blogger in me really wanted to come up with a creative way to say "I'm in a slump". But...I'm in a slump.

I sit down to blog and get up within 10 minutes time having written nothing. Slump.

I try to find the words to talk about my baby turning 8 years old last week, but none are to be found. Slump.

I have a hundred things I need to do...possibly more...and all I do is start doing #1, get distracted, start #2, get distracted, start #3, get distracted, never finishing any of them. Slump.

I tell myself I'm going to trust God about this car situation, and in the very next breath start worrying about it. Slump.

I'm struggling with some behaviour issues with my children, and just can't seem to get through to them. Much like God with me. Funny how I sometimes have a higher standard for my children then I do myself. Slump.

Trying not to be Debbie Downer, trying to be cheery, trying to buck up, but just about everything today sends me to tears. Speaking of tears... Slump.

The one good thing about this slump is that there's one direction left to go and the uphill climb leads me to Him. On second thought, I'm pretty sure He's right there in the slump with me. Sitting right beside me. I just need to open my eyes and take his hand and let Him...

Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Oh Lead me, lead me to the cross
(Hillsong United)


Guess I just needed to take the time to remind myself of that. Again.



10 comments:

Amanda P said...

That sounds downright sad, C. Sorry you're in a slump. Yes, the only way is up and the way up is through Him. I'll be praying for you.

Mighty M said...

Hope you are able to de-slump soon. Hang in there!

Amber said...

I love you, Cat.

So terribly much.

And I get your slumpiness. Been there. Way too many times. But you'll pull through. Because you are you and God is God.

(((((hugs)))))

whimzie said...

I'm glad your slump is leading you in the right direction. Rest in Him.

Carpool Queen said...

I hate those times. For what it's worth, it helps me to make a cake for someone, or call someone that's in a slump to help lift them out. It's those acts of service that help me quit using my own eyes to see my situation and see through His eyes to those who are in need.

And a good movie night with girlfriends helps,too.

Jenny said...

Sounds like we need a GNO. When's good for you?

lizcraciun said...

We ALL need the reminder sometimes. Thank you for lifting our eyes upwards with yours, and I pray you soon find yourself leaving the slumps in the dumps where they belong!

Brandi said...

Cathy,
I hope you are feeling better - but I'm really glad you posted this because we all feel like that sometimes - and when I say we - you know I really mean "me"! :) Slump? Me too. We'll make it through together. :)

mimi said...

I know about slumps...I think I'm in one too! I hope you are out of it. I'm visiting from Amber's blog....you have such a cute family and contagious smile!

mimi said...

Ok, now I'm thinking that sounded creepy..."you have a cute family and contagious smile"?? Hope it didn't...LOL.