Back to work. Back to school. Back to the cycle.
The weekend gives you freedom. But now it’s Monday again. Time to relive the same meetings, same classes, same routines.
Ever feel stuck on Mondays?
At my job working retail & selling shoes, I often feel stuck doing the same things day after day. My day consists of shifting shoes up and down and around shelves, just to shift them back a few days later. Even worse, the same terrible music blasts on repeat every 8 hours.
If you’re feeling stuck and the weekend seems impossibly far away, you could use a little music to motivate you.
The best words are what Bono beautifully sings at the end of this acoustic version of U2’s “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of”. Here reminds when we feel stuck: “It’s just a moment, this too shall pass.”
Every hardship is just a moment. For me, I know no matter how hard work is, at the most I’m stuck in the store for 8 hours. Then I’m free until the next day.
Sure, there’s still more problems and moments to get stuck in outside of work. But those too will pass.
Jesus teaches in the book of Matthew that God listens to those who seek Him when they get stuck:
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:11)
If we are persistent with our prayers, God will not leave us stuck in a moment.
U2 wrote the song “Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” in memory of their friend Michael Hutchence, the lead singer of INXS who committed suicide back in 1997.
No matter what you’re going through, it’s just a moment. It may be a bad job. It may be a bad breakup. It may be a crazy test. It may just be forgetting the lyrics to your own song on national television.
If you’re feeling stuck, seek help. Talk to your friends. Treat yourself to an unhealthy meal. Listen to good music. Work out. Do something to break through the pain.
Most importantly, seek the Lord and hold tight. He will not ignore you. He will not let you down.
It’s just a moment,
This too shall pass…