What Do We Do?
We’re sailing along just fine when we come to the place of great heat and no breeze.
We row and row and it’s just killing us and we cannot find any solution to that sluggish funk. Our get up and go has got up and gone.
Well, we have choices.
We can just wait. Eventually, within the Doldrums, a breeze will come, will shift, will carry us out. It can take a long time, though, and we can lose much productivity that way, can die of thirst and starvation.
We can pray. When God sends a breeze, it is His Holy Spirit. He understands. He fills us but we leak. His supply is never-ending. No prob.
We can find like-minded people who don’t mind standing next to us and shedding some of their sparkle on us. That is the hard one. People don’t stand beside people, anymore. They sit before computers. Computers don’t hug. Don’t sparkle. Don’t pray. So, the computer dependent people don’t either.
I know, I know, Paul sent out handkerchiefs, so you could send me an email.
But I need a handkerchief. I need to hold in my hand something you have held in your hand. I need to feel the warmth of your skin as you embrace me. I need to feel your breath blowing through my hair as you hold me and pray for me. I need you, physically present, if only in a physical letter.
Don’t bludgeon me with bits and bites.
Or we can do all three. We can wait upon the Lord and renew our strength. We can pray for new inspiration. We can call upon our friends, our fellow travelers, to stand by us.
Isn’t that how it is? Isn’t that how it was meant to be?