There it was. The proverbial “brick wall.” I was doing so well and thought to myself, wow, this commitment to write something every day would be easy. I don’t know why I thought this was going to be easy. I was so wrong! I hit that wall and nothing would come to mind. No inspiration, no great ideas or thoughts, just the brick wall.
Muttering to myself “brick wall, brick wall” I kept repeating it over and over. Just when I thought it would be impossible to keep my promise to write, inspiration smacked me right in the face. The proverbial light dawned. “That’s it,” you should write about brick walls.
Everyone at some time in their lives will come against some immovable object or situation that we deem unable to conqueror. We smack up against it and all our inspiration, or our dreams and plans come to a screeching halt.
We can’t, or we won’t even try to succeed in the thing we have promised to do, or the drive and passion just dwindles away and we give up. Suddenly there are questions as to why we think this thing is within our grasp or our ability to accomplish.
When this happens to me there is a verse in scripture that tells me I am strong enough to accomplish whatever task is before me. Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Even after reading this verse there are times I say to myself I can’t or I won’t and doubt dumps a truckload of reason why I can’t.
Have you ever felt that way? Maybe you have faced the following “brick walls.”
A serious illness
Loss of a loved one
Loss of a job
Lack of self-confidence
You say I can’t go on. This wall will never crumble. I have lost a will to fight. Maybe your wall is not as serious as the list above, but whatever you face, huge or inconsequential you still believe it is impossible. Each of us fights our own private battles known only to us.
Lack of inspiration to write my seem silly to those facing more serious situations but on this day, for me, keeping my commitment to writing, would be inexcusable – at least in my eyes. I am able to excuse others but I am harder on myself.
During these times God gently leads me to a place of understanding. Sometimes I am thankful for brick walls that have protected me from doing something stupid. Other times the wall teaches me patience and in the waiting I have found the answer.
No matter the wall or the circumstances that surround it I know my Heavenly Father is aware of just what I need and what is best for me. The longer I serve Him the more I know that with Him nothing will seem impossible.
Placing my hand in His I know that I will leap over that wall, tunnel through it, find a way round or accept the security of the wall knowing it is there for a reason.