#slowitdownSunday / my crummy attitude & 5 reasons to UNRUSH

#slowitdownSunday: Be intentional. Create moments to unrush if you haven’t already today.

my crummy attitude the daily starr

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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9 replies to “#slowitdownSunday / my crummy attitude & 5 reasons to UNRUSH

  1. I think you were listening in on my best friend and my conversation this afternoon. We’ve both had crummy attitudes this past week. Thank God for his grace and mercy that He extends to us daily!! Thank you for keeping it real!!!

  2. I think sara and I were talking about this all last week. We are holding each other accountable when we hear each other complain. We all need someone. Thanks for being honest. Thanks Pastor Kelly for calling you out-any good pastor and dad would! Clear your “plate” a little and relax.

  3. Starr, I also found myself complaining too much about work so I decided as the new year came around that I would try harder to accept what is before me and trust God. I’m trying hard to be the one who finds something positive to say when someone else is complaining. I don’t like myself when I find myself whining and I know others get tired of it a lot sooner than I do. There is so much in this world to lift our spirits, we don’t have to look far. Just this morning, Kylie was eating her Sunday morning treat on the way to church, her Little Bites. She usually doesn’t eat the entire package but this morning she did and announced ” yummy in my tummy!” How can life be so tough when it takes something so simple as a package of Little Bites to make a child happy! Life is good! let’s slow down and savor the little things! I just have to watch and be sure that Joy leaves Little Bites in the pantry on Sunday mornings!

    1. Thank you, Mom! For so many things – especially the little things that my girls will remember long after we’re both gone: riding to church with Grammy and Joy and eating little bites 🙂 We will both work on complaining less and enjoying life a little more! Love you!!

  4. My attitude has been bad lately too. You are not the only one and my conclusion was the same as yours. I had been spending no time with God. Satan can surely get into your thought if you are not spending your time with your Savior. I hope my family starts to see a better me.

    1. Amen to that, Karen! Here’s to both of our families seeing a better you and me and to spending more time with our precious Savior!! Love you!

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