Saturday, November 7, 2009

I'm Stuck

Recently, I complete a personal evaluation exercise in my journal. I wanted to uncover the 3 main factors that keep me from moving forward and embracing new ideas in my life an leadership. In other words: why do I stay stuck?

From my journal to your computer screen, here's my short list. Hope it helps you town your truck out of the mud.

1. Complacency
Change is hard. Positive change is just as hard as negative change. Sometimes it is easier to stay stuck than to move forward. It is more comfortable to stick with something that's tolerable and familiar than to embrace something that's preferable and unknown.

2. Regret
I really don't know how to explain this, except to say that my regrets often overpower my ambitions, causing me to remain in a state of paralysis.

3. Distraction
It's hard to tell how many major adjustments i've avoided making because I was busy tending to insignificant side items. It's tempting to divert attention from the big thing that God wants me to change by slam dunking something that ultimately doesn't matter at all.

I don't want to stay stuck. I don't want the storyline of my faith to be eclipsed by a shift I was unwilling to make.

If you're feeling stuck, as I so often do, here's a prayer to pray... if you dare:

God, help me move forward at the speed of your direction and intention, no matter how painful the transition may be.