Telling one of my clients this weekend that I was suffering from a plugged duct she said how she feels sometime she gets spiritually plugged ducts. I thought that was a great analogy!
We seem to formulate a concrete plan of how to conquer a physical plugged duct, so here's a few steps to conquer the spiritual:
1. Get some alone time with God before the Blessed Sacrament and formulate your Confession while doing so.
2. Confess your sins and the open up the Word.
3. Read the Word and write down opposing terms / themes. Example:
-When I am WEAK: he is STRONG
-When I feel UNPRODUCTIVE: he will produce the fruit of RIGHTEOUSNESS
(real productivity unto the glory of God)
-When I am EMPTY: he will FILL me.
Grab a theme for convincing yourself of his nearness and goodness and let him get you up and rolling toward holiness. It's all in HIM!