Monday, September 18, 2006

rough road

I'm Feeling: a little emotionally beat up
Background Noise: Shout by Tears for Fears

Every day in my job, people come to me with questions, concerns, problems, and issues to sort out. I try to listen, analyze, ask questions, and help point them in a direction that will shed some light on their lives. This entails making an effort to be approachable, ready to listen, friendly, and encouraging. Those are great things to try to be - but sometimes it really takes it out of me. I really like my job, and most days, I think I'm reasonably good at it. But I can start to feel a little frayed - the surface still looks OK, but underneath, I'm not holding together as well.

I've been feeling a little unsettled lately - like something is missing. I think I know what it is, but I don't know how to get it. Unfortunately for him, Mark winds up bearing the brunt of my emotional instability. Fortunately for me, he loves me a lot and does his very best to show that to me. However, our God created us for community, and no one person can meet all your needs.

I don't really have a question to ask, or a story to tell here. Just pray for me - for His grace and peace, for love and belonging, and for a place in my life to call mine.

1 thoughts:

Jamie said...

You've still got fans reading and thinking of you!