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The word for this week’s Five Minute Friday free-write is “slow.” (Click on the image above to find some other great posts in the linkup too.) Here goes:
So many things in my life are changing or up in the air right now. And I want it all to be finished with NOW! But, as with most things, it is all taking longer and going slower than I would like.
I’m finding out some things about my personality more and more lately – or maybe just being reminded of them again. I’m finding out that I can easily get very task-oriented and slide into problem-solving mode (once I’ve gone through my procrastination and avoidance phase first, however).
I’m finding that God seems to be telling me to SLOW DOWN and stop trying to work things out all on my own. Trusting in Him means that I do not just need to react or blaze ahead blindly. Leaning into Him means that I can stop my racing heart and my problem-solving mind when these issues come up. Slowing down means that I can ask myself if I have brought all this before God in prayer yet (or at all).
Even as I write this I can feel myself taking a few deep breaths and relaxing my body. So maybe the things I want changed right now can be a chance for me to practice what I preach. Can I see them in this light instead of simply something that needs to be dealt with and fixed? I hope so!
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9)