What to Do When You are Stuck?

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      Have you ever felt stuck before? I have. It’s not a fun feeling. You see what you want or where you want o go but your feet are cemented to the ground. You can’t move no matter how hard you try. It’s called a holding pattern in some groups. To me, it’s called torture. I have been working for some time to unstuck, but there is one thing that has me where I am. It isn’t God’s timing for me to move. He wants me right where He has me no matter how much I was to protest.

        How can I so easily say that? Because I have found that no matter how I try to make something happen, if it’s not what God wants, it’s not going to happen. Sometimes being stuck is just God saying “no” yet we persist to actually be running into a wall instead of not moving at all. To me that is worse since I don’t like be hurt and bruised due to my own will.

        I can recall a time where this happened though so don’t think you are alone. My husband and I have been wanting to move to a better state for many years now (we live in California and you can see why we want to leave), but the doors have never opened. Even though we think that we should have been able to move years ago, God set out His answer of “no”. I hated it since I hate many things that go on in the state I live. I wanted to move some where that agreed with at least the majority of the laws and the government had brains. But whatever. I tried to push my way through with my husband putting out over fifty applications to many states trying to find a job so we could move.

         After doing that for about six months, I gave up. Said “God, I guess we are not moving, so there”. I then went on my merry way as long as I didn’t watch the news or paid attention to the things that were being passed by the California legislators.

        Then we tried again and the answer was still no and I was getting really annoyed. But I just kept going with it since God had opened other doors in California for us. That was when this hurricane season hit. The main area we were trying to move to was Houston Texas. I wanted to move there so bad because, for the price of our house, we could practically buy wherever we wanted in Houston. It would have solved all our problems. Or would it? The area we were looking has now been destroyed and damaged by the hurricane. That would have been us swimming to safety from the home that we would have fought God so hard for. It would have been a disaster.

          So if I kept ramming the wall to move out of state, I probably would have made it, but would it have really been the answer? Yes, I am not a fan of the politics in California but at least my house wasn’t flooded and we didn’t lose everything. I still have my family nearby and we would have been on our own if we had moved. It wasn’t God’s best for us, and I am thankful for that.

         I guess what I am trying to say is that, if you feel stuck, it actually is for your best. It means that you can go a hurt yourself worse. It is a way that God can protect you just like a parent grabs their kid’s arm so they won’t run into the street. All you see as God’s child is the toy or park you want to go play with on the other side but God as your good Father sees the cars and the dangers around you. It is His job to protect His kids and sometimes we are not going to like the answer He gives us. I know I don’t sometimes, but when I look back, I can see it was for my good.

          So my prayer is that you will look around and see what God might be protecting you from. And, when the time is right, everything you are desiring will fall into place.

 

They Mean the Same Thing!

   I don’t know about the rest of the USA but all over California there are these new signs showing up on bathrooms everywhere. They are a combo of the men and women’s signs but they are all white. Then there is another sign on the wall that says “all gender bathroom”. I’m like, what? What was wrong with the old signs? I’ll show you what I mean.

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This here is the new sign. I guess that only disabled people will for sure know because if you can’t read English, it could get rather confusing.

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   This was the old sign. What is the difference? To me the new signs are actually more racist since they are white. It just shows the stupidity of some big wigs in my state that are paid a lot to not think. Instead, now there are two signs that companies have to buy so it costing the companies to “replace” the signs they already had. (Face palm).

   Can we just agree enough is enough? This whole gender thing wouldn’t be heard of 100 years ago and I am tired of hearing people whine and complain. If you don’t like the signs that are already up because they offensive, I’m not sorry because did you ever consider how the new signs offend me? No one will win if we keep fighting. It will only get better if we work together and forcing people to change bathroom sign isn’t going to do it.

   The way it will happen is by respect from BOTH sides. Us conservatives are being FORCED to respect what the other side wants but the other side has no regard for us and so the cycle continues. So pull up your boot straps and maybe a clean diaper and get on with what really matters in life like God and where you will be for eternity. That is something that should be hitting the headlines, but I won’t go there right now. 😛 Have a great day.