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Paula was sharing with me Sunday evening before we went to the Brian Symphony the way a book described the way she has been feeling lately; and it also describes my own feelings. By the way I have always thought and at the same I was taught that if you don’t grow in your Christianity then you probably doing something wrong. Let me share this words from the book Messy Spirituality by Michael Yaconelli: “Most Christians consider being stuck a sign of failure or burnout. If you are stuck in your spiritual life, you aren’t doing something right, because dedicated Christians should never be stuck. Nothing could be more untrue. Actually, getting stuck is the prerequisite to getting unstuck. Getting stuck is a great moment, a summons, a call from within, the glorious music of disaffection and dissatisfaction with out place in life. Getting stuck can be the best thing that could happen to us, because it forces us to stop. Sometimes being stuck is the low point and we say, ‘okay, I give up’. We cannot grow without first giving up and letting go. Getting stuck forces us to see the futility of our situation and put life in the perspective so that we can move on. When we are stuck, we’re much more likely to pay attention to our hunger for God and the longings and yearnings we have stifled. ‘Being stuck is a necessary stopping place where we can regroup, regain strength and move on” Do you think this could change the way I feel about being stuck?…….what are your thoughts?