Here it is SATURDAY July 25.
This is a reflection – a point to ponder – or maybe a weekend meditation.
Because I have a life journey behind me now where I have actually experienced both the ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ of normal living this is why I can ‘throw it out there’ hopefully as an encouragement and an inspiration. (I am not going to look at issues of faith in this reflection – Relationship with Christ changes the Strength and Hope in all circumstances) I am pondering from our purely human perspective.
HOW DEEP IS THE HOLE?
Do you have a problem? Do you have a heartache, a health issue, the loss of job, Maybe a disappointment? Are you no longer able to do what you believe were your ambitions or goals? Are you a little ‘flattened’ by circumstances.
First. We need to assess. How deep is this hole?
Can I stop the (frustration, striving, worry, anger and self-doubt for a moment) Can I take the time to really look at the issue? How deep IS this hole REALLY?
2. Now can I sit? Impossible as it might seem. Can I simply sit at the bottom of this hole?
Can I look up for a moment? Up there is the future. Am I going to make this hole deeper by my actions? Will I keep digging myself in further and further by lack of forgiveness or inability to accept help or advice etc. (Allowing ourselves to be a victim can also dig this hole deeper)
3. One tiny step at a time……….Just one little shovel to form a groove so we can step up. One glimmer of hope – one touch of beauty or heart yearning – we can take our first step upward. Make it a platform and stand. Then one tiny baby at a time and one little achievement and the hole is no longer as deep.
HOW DEEP IS THE HOLE! For each one of us may we find the holes turn out to be not as deep as we first believe.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!