They warned me it would happen. When you are improving, getting closer to your goals, and showing great strides, there comes a time when you just get stuck. (I know, thanks.) No matter how hard you work, you feel like you’re on a treadmill going nowhere!

I am there. I am on the plateau. I haven’t really progressed lately. I need a ‘new trick.’ That’s what I’m experiencing. Up until now, when I greeted people I had a ‘new trick’ to show them. Now I’m stranded out there on a tall monolithic mountain with nowhere to go.

It’s not as exciting, that’s for sure! I understand the need for resignation (that means enduring with a driven purpose,) especially at this juncture in my rehabilitation. Endurance is the keyword in anything we are working towards. Don’t quit. We really might be advancing, but we just can’t see it. Just keep swinging. I gotta say to all of you sitting on the plateau, “Hang in there.” (But I’m really speaking to myself!)

Lucky Blessing #15 – Heaven

Lucky Blessing Challenge #15- A Lucky Blessing is Heaven. 

Now I don’t want to get too heavy, I don’t want to preach. I’m just sharing how I see it. We were sent to earth to get a body and be tested. While we are here we are judged for the intents of hearts and our works. Some get different tests than others. (Thanks, I must have needed that!) Its my test to react well, or essentially pass it. We all have our personal tests like drugs and alcohol, spreading rumors, pride, sickness or just plain busy-ness. (My new word, you know, when you’re too busy for small important things, priorities.) The grade we get is which kingdom we get to live out our eternities and with whom. Now I know I’m being tested, and I have a lot to do to get an “A!” But I feel good in the thought that I will get extra credit for the intent of my heart. I’m trying. Our Father in Heaven knows and loves us. He wants us to return to Him and wants us to pass with flying colors. Our mission “if you choose to accept it” is act in the name of Christ who was sent to be our example. And if/when we stumble and fall, we can get up and try again. We can take the makeup test called repentance. I am not afraid of death, just the pain it would cause my family and friends. Heaven must be wonderful. The plan is so perfect, it must have been tweaked over countless years! Don’t forget to thank God for this awesome “plan of happiness” or lesson plan. We are immensely blessed!