Dear Younger Me (When You Feel Stuck)
You know how you love escape rooms? It’s the fastest hour ever, and every minute counts when it comes to figuring out how to get out. When you have a ton of random clues and gadgets in front of you and you don’t know how to use them, that’s when you begin to feel stuck, and you feel like you are wasting your time.
But, what if you didn’t look at it like a waste of time? What if those moments of being stuck are really for your good? What if it’s an opportunity to learn to ask for a hint from the escape room staff? What if it’s an opportunity to think a little differently and find new perspectives? What if it’s an opportunity to remind yourself of the things you already know?
When life feels like that escape room, and you’re holding in your hands all these things you aren’t sure how to handle, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and stuck. But what if being stuck is good? What if it is a season God is using to teach you to ask for help? What if He’s inviting you to think differently? What if He wants to use this time to remind you of the Truth about who He is so you can find rest?
Remind yourself of the story of King Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20. When the enemy armies were coming, the king gathered the people and prayed. He said, “We do not know what to do, but we are looking to you for help.” The people were answered with the words that the battle was not their fight, but God’s.
When you’re stuck, go before God. He knows how to handle what you’re worried and confused about, and He’s your Defender. Always know that “stuck” is a place God can use.