It always seems easier just to maintain the status quo, right? If I keep my head down and nose to the grindstone, everything will be ok.
Short aside moment: Those of you familiar with the song, “Stick to the Status Quo” from High School Musical may commence singing it now. And yes, I do in fact make the perfect crème brulee.
I know this is hard for many of you to believe, but I used to be an introvert, so I understand not wanting to step out, make waves, or attract attention. Really, it’s true. And now that I have overcome introversion …
I prefer to call things like I see them. And if something needs to change, stop whining and change it! I look at this world from a faith-based vantage point. I have prayed many times over the years for God to change my situation or change my perspective. He always does. According to his own timing, of course.
So maybe I should amend that advice … if something needs to change, stop whining and pray about it. And, although often easier said than done, follow God’s leading on the subject.
Somehow magically I now find myself mentoring and coaching people on a regular basis. And while I observe a certain amount of complaining and/or whining about the status quo, I’ve been drilling down into some more interesting themes. Exhaustion, depression, lack of belief that anything can change, avoidance of failure by not even trying in the first place, and a downright fear of change. Wow. And I’m not judging, because I have my own share of down days, but this is all hardly fruit of the spirit material. Perhaps I’ve found my calling?
So yeah, inertia. I can’t make you move. My doctor told me I’m not allowed to lift anything heavy, like ever again anyway … btw all you boys who have been wanting to carry my books for me, now’s your chance. And for those of you needing to overcome the object-at-rest kind of inertia, I’m happy to use my loud mouth to tell you … just get it and move already! Maybe start with a little love, joy, peace, patience …