Don’t Stay Stuck: Part Two




It happens to us all, in writing or in life. We can get stuck.  How do we move forward and get going again?  We found these thoughts about being stuck in Andy Stanley’s ebook,  Communicating for Change.

So what do you do when you are stuck?

The first thing I do when I am stuck is pray.  But I’m not talking about a quick, Help me Lord, Sunday’s a comin’ prayer.  When I get stuck I get up from my desk to head for my closet.  Literally.  If I‘m at the office I go over to a corner that I have deemed my closet away from home.  I get on my knees and remind God that this was not my idea, it was His…

None of this is new information to God…

Then I ask God to show me if there is something He wants to say to prepare me for what He wants me to communicate to our congregation.  I surrender my ideas, my outline and my topic.  Then I just stay in that quiet place until God quiets my heart…

Many times I will have a breakthrough thought or idea that brings clarity to my message. . .

Like you, I am simply a mouthpiece.  Getting stuck is one way God keeps me ever conscious of that fact.     Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley

Can prayer be the way out?  Can being stuck be a way to pull us into the right perspective about our role?

What works for you?

Betsy and Laurie

4 Comments on Don’t Stay Stuck: Part Two

  1. Katie Cross
    August 5, 2013 at 2:44 pm (7 years ago)

    What a great reminder! Thank you so much!

  2. Terry
    August 5, 2013 at 8:20 pm (7 years ago)

    I am still working on the part of listening to God’s direction. For so many years I tried to solve every problem I had myself. I am learning

  3. Tracey
    August 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm (7 years ago)

    I have never tried this before. I will now. Thanks!


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