#slowitdownSunday: Be intentional. Create moments to unrush if you haven’t already today.
My attitude this week has been a little off.
Anyone else been there lately?
The smallest things are getting on my everlasting nerve. I’ve taken on a habit of complaining. And my dad sure did call me out on it. Oh the joys of being a preacher’s kid 🙂
In his own words, “You’re overloaded.”
He would be correct. No matter how much I remind myself to let it go, no matter how many things go left undone on the to-do list, I still stress. The struggle is real, y’all.
And I fly off the handle at the decisions of others that interrupt my happy – people that truly have good intentions, they’re just stupid. Wait. Sorry. No, they’re NOT stupid.
And if I’m being completely honest with myself and you, I would tell you that my quiet time has suffered lately. I believe there is a DIRECT correlation with my attitude and my lack of time with God.
I have lots of excuses – good ones, too. But, life will always be full of excuses.
You can excuses OR you can have results. You can’t have both. – BOLD Law
So, tonight as I reflect on my crummy attitude, I’m reminded of all the great reasons that Lysa TerKeurst gives to unrush in her most recent book, The Best Yes.
Here’s my favorite quotes from Lysa’s book and 5 reasons for us all to slow down & unrush our lives tonight:
[#1] Never despise the mundane. Embrace it. Unwrap it like a gift. And be one of the rare few who look deeper than just the surface.
Look for the hand of God in everything.
[#2] The Lord is gracious and shows us loving kindness even while we run ourselves ragged.
[#3] Don’t miss your assignment because you’re caught in the rush of endless demands.
[#4] A woman who lives with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule will often ache with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul.
[#5] You must not confuse the command to love with the disease to please.
To my dad (who doesn’t read my blog..haha), thank you for calling me out and for being the calm one lately. I appreciate your spiritual guidance in my life more than you will ever know <3.
Proverb of the Day:
Evil people get rich for the moment, but the reward of the godly will last. [Proverbs 11:18 NLT]
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