Ambushed by Cotton Candy

Hey, it sounds so much nicer than the truth of the matter...

I feel like I've been becalmed in a fog bank and hypnotized by the fog. I can hear things. I know they're out there, but I only see fog. It's so wrapped around me that it's become what I imagine it would be like to be embalmed in cotton candy. Sticky yet oh-so sweet too.

Does anyone know what I mean?

I don't know if it's simply being rundown by the constantness of life and the different hats I wear or if it's God's way of redirecting me. Whatever it is, it has me holding up my hands to God asking Him to take things off my plate as He wishes, and put things on as He wishes. And even that has me a little nervous because I was comfortable where I was. Really, really comfortable.

Life is so much more comfortable when I'm running full steam ahead. When my goal is fixed in my mind and I know the path to that goal and I'm making progress, even if it's small steps of progress. That forward momentum is important for my mental well-being and with all momentum becalmed and embalmed in cotton candy... well, it's just not pretty and it's certainly not sweet!!

So tell me, what do YOU do when you feel ambushed by cotton candy?


  1. I will have to dwell on that concept awhile, but I know the fast-paced days of busy-ness!

    When I was in my 20's, I had to have some type of out-of-the-house activity every night, even after a long day at work. At the time, I did not want to be idle with my emotions. Basically, I was running from them.

    I had become a "human DOING" rather than a human BEING.

    As we age, the busy-ness takes a toll on the body. Currently, my paying work keeps me so busy, that when I get home, I'm too spent to be productive. (The time does go fast!)And it's okay.

    It's something to think about...
    Are you running away from something?

    Do you feel more worthwhile being so busy?

    Patty,God loves you for who you are, not for what you do. (It took me years to take that head knowledge and apply it as heart knowledge)

    You may enjoy all those activities- most of the time- but perhaps it's time to analyze your reasons for each activity you are involved in.

    I care, and understand! ((((HUGS)))

  2. Barb, you are a dear friend indeed. Thank you so very much!!

    These are things I've been mulling, pondering and praying over for a month now.

    There's no doubt about it--I DO feel more worthwhile when I'm DOING something but I've learned there are times to just be still. Cave times can be good. Very good. And very necessary.

    You've given me even more to think about and analyze. Thank you. And thank you even more for being who you are and sharing and giving of yourself like you do. You've blessed me so many times.

    Hugs right back to you!!

  3. Praying for you, Peej!! HUGS! love you!

  4. Generally, I text the other half of my brain ;). And/or read scripture. Or try a change of scenery. Praying for ya, sweets.

  5. Good post and questions...

    I use to fight the fog-struggle against it in order to get things done or maybe afraid that I'd get stuck there. I now have a visual picture of trying to fight out of a cloud of cotton candy...scary!

    Now, I'm more comfortable resting in the fog knowing that it will pass. It is usually a short season and one that can be a comfort before the "next step" is clear when the fog lifts, and it is time to move on.

    When it is time you'll know...warm water quickly and easily dissolves the cotton candy. You'll be energized and ready for whatever is next.

    Don't fret over what it is or'll know. Embrace the season. Reflect upon those in the past and be encouraged. Hasn't each time like this led you to an interesting new place?

    Love you...

  6. Thank you, Rita and Jo. Love you both!!

  7. Cheryl, so true!
    In the past I've really struggled and fretted but this time I just eased back, fluffed my pillow and settled in. When I could think, I've thought. When I couldn't, I read. I threw my hands up at the frustration and ignored many things and it helped so much. =]

    I love that--hot water dissolves cotton candy. Made me think of the Water of the Word...

    I'm so blessed by the wisdom, prayers and love of you ladies. Thank you so very much!!

    Hugs all around!

  8. Anonymous7:58 PM

    I can relate to that feeling. I'm learning that His work is going on, even when I am at rest. Someone said "timing is more important than time to God." His perspective is different than ours, and His will is being accomplished. "Be still and know that I am God." He delights in me when I am resting in Him and trusting Him to lead me to the next thing (although it doesn't come naturally :)). Dan

  9. Anonymous1:58 AM

    nice post thanks for sharing..i like your background very much blog friend where do i have to go i mean the settings to get that the top of my blog home devotionals etc ..? how do i get that..thanks if you help me ..shalom soraya

  10. Wish I could help, Patty, but I'm right there with ya, only my fave flavor is the blue, still sweet, still sticky, and still keeping me from doing what needs to get done. Blessings to you, friend...

  11. Dan I love that quote: "timing is more important than time to God." So very true!!

    Being still is something I've worked on. Still have miles to go, but I have seen an improvement. (thank goodness! LOL) Resting and trusting and taking those steps in faith... so important!! Thank you my friend!

  12. Faith Hope Love, glad to hear you like the background! I had fun this year for Christmas. LoL

    I think what you're referring to is my drop down navbar. There are no simply directions for that--it's a lot of code work, but I do offer it in my blog stuff > Custom Blog Designs tab. Also, coming up I have a tutorial in the works for how to make a simple navbar (no drop downs) using labels. =]

    Linda, praying for you!!


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