Feeling Stuck in a Rut

stuckinarutLast week I was in a serious rut. I was having a pre-quarter life crisis (I’m not 25 yet haha). Still sort of am, just what’s different now, is that I am happy going through my little life crisis, when before I was miserable.

What could have possibly changed that, you may ask? GOD! 😀 I’ll explain a little about what’s going on and then tell you how God gave me happiness.

Lately, I’ve been feeling blah and I’ve been unhappy at my job. It’s an office job, that’s really mind numbing. I do the same thing pretty much every day and it gets old really fast! Don’t get me wrong, I am blessed to have a job and I love the people I work with. Just the job itself, staring at a computer all day, it’s just not for me. I am a creative person, a go-getter, a person who doesn’t like to sit still for too long, a person who needs to be productive with their time! I want so badly to do my own thing. To work for myself and do something that makes me happy and feel accomplished. It really bothers me to waste my time doing meaningless things at an office job. My time is worth more to me than that. I know these desires and passions deep within my heart that are bursting out of me, must have been placed there by my Heavenly Father. I have a desire for health and writing, I have a desire to help people live happier healthier lives. I want to be able to do that for a living.

Recently a business opportunity has approached my attention to start my own fitness business. I want so badly to do it, but I’m steadily praying to make sure that this is definitely something God wants me to do. I want to be in His will, walk down the path He has in store for me. I am a risk taker and would have jumped on board this in a heartbeat. But being a child of God I need to be weary of the paths I take. I need to make sure that I am doing the right thing. So after so much research on this opportunity I just felt spent. I didn’t know which way to go and I felt so miserable. I couldn’t and didn’t want to imagine myself being at my office job for any longer. I just felt that I was stuck, I could see light at the end of the tunnel, but it was like I was stuck in mud and couldn’t quite get up and moving.

That’s when I picked up my Bible (which is something I should have done before I let all the energy drain out of myself). I couldn’t figure this life changing decision out on my own. I needed God. So I opened my Bible and instantly it was like opening a box of happiness that wrapped around my entire being! I felt myself release the tension and smiled bright. I felt so much better before I even started reading! It was like God had hugged me and said, “you’ve came to the right place, I will take care of you.” I melted into His Presence and felt the joy grow back inside of me.

Sometimes I forget how much I truly need God. Some days I think, “Oh I got this!” When in reality I don’t and never will! I always need God; no matter how good things are, no matter how strong I think I am, no matter who is beside me, I NEED GOD! I want to keep reminding myself over and over that I am nothing without God and that I need God. It’s no fun being stuck in a rut. But trust me, we will make it through as long as we have our Savior by our side. He will guide us through the tough times. He may not fix them right away, but He will fix our attitudes, which is truthfully better than getting our way all of the time. Sometimes we just need to be happy in the midst of crises no matter how big or small they may be.

My prayer to God: “Lord, I love you and need you. If I don’t end up doing the job I desire to do and am stuck at this office job forever, it won’t matter. I will be happy despite my circumstances because I have you! I will rely on you for happiness and fulfillment. When I am feeling empty and blah inside it’s probably just because I haven’t had enough of you in my day. Lord, I need you so bad, so desperately bad. I love you and thank you for everything. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen and Amen!”

Thanks for reading! Have a blessed day

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  • Ashley M Wilson

    I have been there but i have come to realize that timing is everything! While your there, ask God what is he trying to show you in this season and then when the season is up , you will definitely know and you will be better for it. It is so good that God helped you to get out of your rut, he is the best for that 🙂

    • Yes timing is everything! And that’s good advice, thank you 🙂 I love how no matter what is going on in life that God is there to make us stronger and happier!

  • Thanks for sharing. I definitely needed the reminder that God can bring a new side to every situation. God Bless.

    • You’re welcome 🙂 I’m glad this post could help you! Thank you for your comment.

  • Ashley Collins

    I like the “He may not fix them right away, but He will fix our attitudes.” Just being in His presence is good and makes us whole. Even though the problem or whatever it may be is still there-our perspective gets shifted.

    • Yes you are exactly right 🙂 it’s so important to stay in His presence so we can remain happy. Thanks for commenting!

  • Thank you so much for sharing this! I need a constant reminder that turning to God is the only way to truly learn to be content and joyful with your life.

    • You’re very welcome! I hope this post was helpful. It’s always important to turn to our Heavenly Father for our happiness. Then our circumstances won’t have any effect on us! 🙂

  • Oh wow, this is beautiful. I love that you are not content with doing something that is not fulfilling you. Yo don’t ignore the fire that God placed inside of you to really impact the lives of others. You described that feeling when you start reading your Word perfectly. And it was humble of you to admit that you should have opened your bible sooner.

    Just from reading this I can tell you are seriously passionate and determined. You are Spirit-led and after the Father’s heart. You are diligently walking in His will for your life. I’m sure He will give you the perfect answer, right on time. One thing I’ve prayed before is to hear God’s voice more clearly and boy was my prayer answered lol I absolutely love this post and can’t wait to keep reading. So refreshing and SO much talent!

    • Thank you so much, Holly! That was such a sweet and touching response. I really needed to hear that 🙂 It’s great to have such positive and uplifting readers.