A Sunday Confession...

photoFirst I’ll start with my confession… I’m sitting at the coffee shop right now having skipped church on this beautiful Sunday morning. I’m not even drinking coffee but only because the line at Fido (one of my all time favorite coffee shops) has been uber long since the minute I walked in this morning. Now that the 1st confession is out of the way let’s get to the second one. I’m feeling bi-polar these days. Bursts of inspirations mixed with lots of lack of motivation and inspiration. It’s probably normal I know but it feel little extreme to me right now. I’ve got a lot of stuff going on, some really great opportunities coming up but sometimes day to day in hard. Feels like a grind, you know? Yea, you know.

So i’m wanting to ask myself, you, and God… what is the most faithful way to live when life feels like your days are hard, when you feel like life is a grind? Do you stop what your doing and do something else? Do you just keep plugging away? You figure out what needs to change? Do you take a spiritual retreat? Pray more? Read you bible more? Just stop and trust God cause there is nothing you can do? Or none of the above OR all of the above???

I ask this because not only do I feel this dilemma from time to time but I consistently hear this as the dilemma of friends and strangers… Life is hard, right.

I’ve got no answer on this gorgeous Sunday afternoon. It’s one of those Sunday’s that make you feel like life is good and what could possibly be wrong. But the beauty of this day is just a distraction from the bank accounts, marriages, relationships, projects, failure, stalled out lives that seems to be difficult more than not.

So this Sunday I’m reading this and asking, “how do we live faithfully when life feels like one big trail?

Reading and pondering this…

“Consider it pure joy brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, becaseu yo know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. And if any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

Wondering if there isn’t some wisdom for the moment here…

Grace and peace erik