Written by on April 12, 2013

Girl on kitchen floor

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?

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  1. Julie Jackson   On   April 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Hi Lynn! I feel I’m stuck right now too. Thank you for praying to our Jesus about getting me unstuck!!! Thank you for your friendship. I love you.


  2. jane West   On   April 14, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Yep! I’m one of those who is able to step away from that sticky floor, talk to the Lord, or find my Bible and read a while. The glop will still be there when I’m ready to deal with it. Some may say that’s lazy, and maybe it is, but when you put those small, annoying things in perspective, you realize that your relationship with Jesus is the most all-important thing you need to think about. Thanks for the reminder.

    • Lynn Hare   On   April 17, 2013 at 10:16 am

      Jane, I love that. I agree that our relationship with Christ trumps the annoying sticky stuff. When I look at gnarly things in front of me, I often think, “That’s just a distraction from what God’s up to.” Keeps stuff in perspective.

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