Can you find these words in your dictionary?
Willie-niverred (adj.)– stuck, unable to move forward, at a complete halt, tied up in an emotional knot.
Cahooch (interjection) – Wow, I’m advancing!
Ok, I made them up. But willie-niverred just sounds like how I feel sometimes. All jumbled inside. Unable to get unstuck.
You stumble, yawning, into the kitchen. Peering through the slits of your eyes, you pull a saucer out of the dishwasher. Rats! The dishes are dirty. Again. You turn to grab a coffee cup from the counter, but your foot schleps to the linoleum. A sticky residue holds you hostage. And this substance beats anything you pored over in high school chemistry lab.
When that happens on the inside, you’re willie-niverred. Like me, do you get discouraged with yourself and long for the day you have a bit more simmering on the burner when it comes to spiritual maturity?
How might we get unschlepped? Of these two, which is better:
- Focus on the sticky parts. Get on your hands and knees and scour away.
- In the muck and mire, focus on God. Practice the presence of the Holy Spirit and release Him in the unexpected. Tilt your head back and laugh at the overrated concept of a perfect day. Or even a perfect floor.
When you’re stuck, how do you move forward?