When God Says Slow Down


 I can do all things through He who strengthens me.

Those are words I live by. To me, that means I can do everything, all the time, all at once. After all, if I can't, that means I'm doubting to power of the Lord. 

I need to do more. So what if I'm working full time, running two blogs, a YouTube channel, a home, an active social life, and participating in NaNoWriMo. That's not good enough. I need to do more. After all, there is a woman somewhere out there who is younger than me and is doing way more than me and is way more successful than me.

Now naturally, on my recent visit to California, I had a conversation with my older sister and she set me straight. 

I need to slow down. 

Constantly comparing myself to other people has only brought me immense stress. I will never be that fictional woman I'm comparing myself to. She doesn't exist. 

With all my heart and soul, I believe God gave me so many of my ideas, and I try to listen to every single one. But that's where I stop. I don't listen to when He is telling me to begin these ideas, or if they are even for me. I'm just go, go, go; living in fear of missing out on His plans.

My goal for the rest of the year is to rest in what God has already given me. My stable job, my loving husband, and my caring family. To slow down with the seasons and really draw closer to Him and hear His voice. 

How have you been feeling lately? Are you going nonstop? Has God told you to slow down? 


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