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So many times we get stuck in life. We know there is more out there. We know we want to do something different. However, we find ways, reasons or excuses not to get going and get unstuck. We need to be looking for ways to get unstuck and quickly because getting stuck means we are apt to get too comfortable where we are and not want to move or change or grow.

Just brainstorming this morning about being stuck led me to thinking about how frustrating it can be. And how dangerous. Here are some things we really need to look out for that are warning signs we are getting too comfortable being stuck.

Being stuck can be deadly.

Yes, deadly. Meaning if we go too long without doing something we are pretty much like the walking dead. We are pretty much deciding we don’t want to change because it just feels good right where we are. And, before we know it, we are stuck right where we are. We are dead. We aren’t doing any good to anyone. And that’s a sad life to live.

Being stuck can be delaying.

Delaying meaning we are putting off what good we can do to help others. We are missing opportunities to share our blessings, our talents, our skills and strengths to make a difference. We are delaying our purpose in life because we aren’t sure what to do next. So we do nothing.

Being stuck can be disheartening.

When we get stuck and get complacent in life, we will eventually become down and discouraged. We will be upset with ourselves. We will be upset with others. Everything will seem to go wrong. Nothing will seem like it is important. We will become dry and desolate like a desert. How sad it is to know the choices we make or don’t make in life can cause us to get down and out.

But there is hope. There is hope! We can decide today to get unstuck. All it takes is a small simple act. All it takes is for us to do one thing on our “to do” list. When we stop being deadly, delaying and disheartening, we can begin living, stepping out and encouraging ourselves and others.

I know there is hope because this blog is my one step, my beginning for today. I was stuck. I didn’t know what to do next. So I wrote. I wrote to help others and I wrote to help myself.

So here is what you can do:

  • Write down three things you need to do today.
  • Go do them.

Simple. Yes. Get out of your unstuckness now. Don’t delay. And you will find yourself back in the grove in no time.

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This week has been a real challenge! Work and home life just keeps me going that I rarely have time for writing much less marketing my book and my Breadcrumbs. At times, I have felt like I couldn’t take another thing because of so many people wanting things added to what I wanted to do. I finally had to take what all I had in my mind and give it to God. In His quiet voice, He told me to just focus on doing little things every day in my writing and marketing and He will take care of the rest. I felt so much peace after that.

He reminded me when I went down the stairs to the kitchen and saw some change on my kitchen table. My son had just left for work and cleaned out his pockets of change for his younger sister. He knew how much she loved saving change and he thought enough about her to leave it behind. That was God’s way of reminding me to focus on the little things. It is the little things we do for others that makes a big difference in their lives. Even when we are stressed out, we can do something small to help others. It is in the small things where God can make a difference.

We may think things are going to happen and all is lost but God may have another plan. That is why it is important to give it all to Him, to live one day at a time, enjoy the blessings He gives us and look for ways to help others no matter what issues we are dealing with. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring so there is no reason to worry about it. There is no reason to take matters into our own hands. We need to pray about the issues, ask for God’s will and look for His answer in all we do. He wants us to have a good life and worry is not part of it.

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Zig Ziglar and Jesus Christ

Most of us have heard or read about Zig Ziglar. He came from very  humble beginnings where his mom had to struggle to raise him along with his brothers and sisters after his dad passed. However, her faith in God allowed her to be strong and keep going even though she had to start over many times.

We all have to start somewhere. If we had humble beginnings or if we are struggling now, there is a time when we just have to start again. When we put God first in our lives, it is possible to be successful as Zig was when he follow his moms’ footsteps in putting God first in his life.

We all get that uneasy feeling that feeling something is just not right. It can hit us in an instant or over a period of months. We aren’t quite sure where to turn but we keep searching for an answer. We usually do one of three things:

1. DIG deep into our past. We think about what things happened to us a long time ago that made us have these feelings. We reflect on our childhood and how we were raised to see if our uneasiness began as a child.

2. SEARCH the present. What is going on with us now that brings up feelings of restlessness and despair. What things are happening around us making us feel as if our world is falling apart.

3. LOOK to the future. Is there something we are afraid or avoiding? Is there something we are trying to stay away from facing that keeps our minds occupied about what will happen if we decide to face it?

The answer to all of our anxiety and uneasiness is God. When we aren’t sure why we are not feeling right, we need to go to God. It is best to start at the beginning, God’s beginning. Reading God’s word slowly and asking Him for direction on how it can apply to our lives will give us direction. Taking in a few verses or chapters a day will help us allow God to solve our problems of uneasiness, anxiety and stop us from searching the world for answers.

Jesus Christ also came from humble beginnings. He chose to serve God and be obedient to Him to the end. He read and learned all He could about God starting with the beginning and served only God. He completely turned His life to God. Because of His decision to die for us, we can live forever. We can go to Him in all things knowing we can start over every day completely depending on God to help us. Jesus Christ didn’t search in the world to find a way to start over. He kept His eyes on God.

We can keep searching in the world but we will never find the answers that will give us peace. We can keep searching on our own but we will never find the answers that will give us joy and happiness. We can keep searching our past, our present and our future but we won’t find that confirmation of satisfaction of eternal life we can have when we know and trust God to handle all our problems and give it all to Him. When we decide to read, study and meditate on God’s word, we will find that the search is finally over and we will find the answer we have been waiting for.

That is why I decided to publish what I learned from starting at God’s beginnings, from Genesis. I decided to read the Bible through and ask God how it applied to my life. I asked God every day as I read a chapter in the book of Genesis what lesson I could learn and how I could make the change He wanted me to make so I could start living for Him rather than myself.

Zig’s mother could have easily given up. Zig could have decided to drift along and reach for other things rather than God. However, they both chose Jesus Christ to live in their hearts. They both chose to do the right thing and follow Jesus Christ. They both believed in God’s word and that is what made the difference for them.

Jesus Christ, when He was on that cross, could have chose to save Himself but He chose to do God’s will. He chose to remember where He came from and what difference He was put on earth to make. He sacrificed His life for us.

If you want to make a change, if you want to make a difference, start over or just get rid of that uneasy feeling the world tends to cause in our lives, go to God. Start with Breadcrumbs from Genesis and begin reading through the Bible.

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