I’m thinking we’ve all experienced The Land of Numb at some point in our lives….or will. It’s that place you seem exiled to when life becomes overwhelming and there’s too much to process. You go numb…emotionally, mentally, spiritually, physically. Somewhere inside a switch is flipped and you enter into survival mode. All you can hope to do is put one foot in front of the other and do the necessary tasks for each day. There are no thoughts of setting goals, writing five year life plans. You can’t even figure out how to get the bed made or a meal cooked let alone map out a five year plan.
I am all too familiar with The Land of Numb. I have resided there full time and part time for more years than I care to think about. But getting older has given me pause for intentional reflection and purposeful soul searching. I want to leave The Land of Numb….permanently… put a padlock on the gate and throw away the key.
A few weeks ago I read the following Scripture. It changed my life…it changed my direction.