The title of this post could apply to a lot of things in my life right now. Speaking spanish, playing futbol, finding rhythm in life…but right now it’s about how it’s not easy leading my family at the moment.
I want to be a good husband, father, and leader for my family. But this season of life is kicking my butt. We’ve had no rhythm in our lives, lots of illness, more change, and the two kid thing really changes things. I’m continually pulled out of the house by futbol, meeting with people, trying to get ‘work’ stuff done, doing errands and I feel like my family suffers with how much I’m doing out of the house, while I feel like I could be doing more to move forward with our work here.
Tonight we had a pretty intense conversation over sushi…it was not a fun conversation. The kind where I think I said little to help and maybe didn’t make a lot of sense. I need to lead my family out of the spot we’re in and into something different. We’re making progress, but it’s slow going when we’re sick. Change just takes time…and takes making small choices every day that take us further into being who God wants us to be. As for now, I’m ready for bed and ready to wake up tomorrow and enjoy a new day…
Maybe you’re in the same spot as me…maybe you’re trying to turn a corner in life that seems to be coming slower than you’d like. Join me in remembering that each step of the way has it’s lessons to absorb and it’s challenges that make us ready for what’s around the corner. Maybe you just feel stuck…stopping and looking around isn’t a bad thing either. Our culture tells us that progress is moving forward…but moving forward in the wrong direction isn’t really progress. If you’re stuck like I feel some days, take some time to look at the big picture, look at where you are, and seek out the lessons you could be learning being stuck we’re your at.
Ok…that was a bit coachy…I’m tired…good night!