Leaving a Retreat #TheStruggleIsReal

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The retreat ends. You share a sad farewell with your new friends.

 

Despite the sadness, you feel the joy of being on a retreat high.

Before bed that night, you find and add all of your new friends on Facebook.

The next day, you go back to the real world, still high on Jesus, but you’re the only one feeling it.

No one knows what happened to you, and you don’t know how to explain it.

Plus, you’re not sure how they would respond to your excited ramblings about that Jesus fella.

All day, you feel out of place.

You turn to prayer….

But it’s not as easy as it was during the retreat.

The crash has hit.

You stare longingly at a calendar, looking for the next opportunity to go to a retreat, but it’s too far away!

The gloom gets worse.

You turn to prayer once more.

The struggle continues.

You beg the Lord to help you.

Slowly you begin to feel His presence, and you are able to persevere.

Suddenly, you realize something.

The next retreat is almost here!

 

You get excited…..

Like, really excited.

Then, after a few days of bliss,

The whole process starts all over again!

You feel trapped in a never-ending cycle.

Will it be different this time? Probably not.

Suddenly, the author of this post realizes he’s stuck in an infinite loop, too!

Share your ideas for escaping the infinite loop in the comments!

In the meantime, keep fighting the good fight.

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