, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers
Everyone is facing difficult times right now in one way or another, and the road to recovery is long–very long–feeling longer every day. You keep striving to move forward, but the path seems endless. The farther you go, the more it looks like the journey is stretching out longer ahead of you. Every time you think you’ve caught a break, something new comes along to challenge your progress.
You know how it is. Just when you get a bit of money saved, your car breaks down, a tooth needs a root canal, your roof starts to leak–costing exactly what you’ve saved. You get a raise at work and praise at your annual review, then 3 months later get laid off, because you’re a drain on the payroll budget. Maybe it’s even more devastating, you and your children are evicted, you lose your health, a loved one dies. Whether it’s something major that knocks the wind out of your spirit, or dozens of small things that pile on, crushing you under the weight of worry and strife, your energy is gone, your strength gone, your resolve shaken. You just want to sit down and rest–physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
You may not feel as if you’re moving forward, but, like the earth that continues to turn on its axis without your feeling it, life is moving on. You may want to take a spiritual break, to just stop and sit, take time to catch your breath, and you should. But, never forget that life is still moving on around you. What you are trying to stay ahead of will gain on you, like a train coming down the tracks
, if you spend too much time on that break.
Don’t let a break become a break down. Refuel, repair, restore your spirit, but then carry on, again. You’ll get through, step-by-step.