Five Minute Friday: Stuck

I half awoke during an afternoon nap, where my two-year-old was asleep on a mat on the floor and my almost five-year-old was beside me, clicking a plastic container with pretend grapes inside.  All that I can remember now is that in that half asleep state, I had solved the problem that was gnawing on me when I originally drifting off.

The gnaw was a hurt that I had forgotten about; so why had it resurfaced?  I had remembered something that had happened before the hurt because of a number of familiar people I saw today.

I remembered that a season had ended with no opportunity to say goodbye to my teammates or to hear goodbye from them.  This ending was complicated but not, and my choice… but not.  And as I remembered this hurt that ate away at me, I felt simply stuck.  Like a broken record.  Like a toy train going around the same track. Like a lie that Satan had tried to convince me of.

Now that I’m writing these memories down, I also remember that my solution in my half asleep state was to reprogram the narrative.  Huh.  That’s actually a good start.

2 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Stuck

  1. Joanne Viola (@JViola79) says:

    It can be so difficult to work past a hurt when the memory is able to play on and on in our minds. And sometimes they pop up at the most inopportune time. I am so grateful God provides a “reboot” and we do not need to remain stuck in the cycle of hurt. May He continue to bring that reminder to you as often as needed. Blessings today!

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