Where's your inspiration?
Feeling like you're drifting? In a funk or a rut? I know how all of those feel. I have many times where my life feels automated, on auto-pilot. You know how it is. You get up in the morning, do what you do to get out the door, and go through your day until it's time to go to bed again. Most likely, it's a routine that is very predictable and in some ways, comfortable. (Most of us are creatures of habit.) Until it's not quite what you want anymore, and it's not comfortable anymore, and you want to change it up... not sure what or how to make it happen.
My suggestion is to nod your head. Look up, and then look down. By this, I mean lean on your Creator. For me, this means looking at the skies, giving thanks for the blessings in my life, and opening up to read His Word. I have found so much encouragement in Scripture. I love the Psalms. Reading about struggles, pain, worries, suffering, despair.....we really haven't changed all that much since the Psalms were written. Matthew 11:28-30 is one of my favorites, too. "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light." (NLT) So many days go by where I would love nothing more than to climb on the Lord's lap and just take a nap. Have you noticed that it is nearly impossible to get a nap once you're a grownup? Being an adult is so overrated sometimes!
Looking down means just that, and also around you. In any given moment, you are both smarter than someone and dumber than someone. Which means, everyone can learn something from anyone. We all have something valuable to offer. Most inspiring to me are the very young and the very old. I think about my 8 month old niece and I am in awe. I think about all the things she's learned to do at such a young age so far, and have you ever noticed that there is no QUIT in babies? They learn to sit up and crawl by falling down, and getting up, and falling down & getting up. Babies don't take no for an answer. (well, as toddlers, they might start to, haha!) There is a miniature version of perseverance, determination, and accomplishment to be seen in babies, and who can't be inspired & encouraged by that? I try to remember that when I'm struggling to complete pushups or any other difficult task. I am inspired every day by all the precious preschool kids I get to see and spend time with every week. They teach me things every day and don't even realize it! I also think about old, or should I clarify, OLDER people. I love older people. They are so interesting and have so much more life experience and wisdom to offer. I think of my grandparents, and how blessed I was to grow up living near them. What a precious gift! My mom didn't get to become old but she taught me so much about how to be a respectful, responsible, quality person. There is no price tag to be placed on something that special!
So....my inquiring mind wants to know. What inspires you??? And if you need help finding your inspiration, let me help!!! Talk to me!!