Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Slow Going

Mindy here. You know, I'm used to moving through life at a frenzied pace, trying to do all those things I think I need to do. Lately, though, things seem to be progressing at a snail's pace.

I firmly believe that God often throws things into our path that are intended to slow us down. Even bring us to a complete stop. Psalm 46:10 says, "Be still, and know that I am God." Yet I get so caught up in running the race of life I sometimes miss what's really important. And while I tend to be a Christmas over-achiever, this year I'm content to let things happen in God's timing. I refuse to stress out because I still have so many gifts to buy, the decorations aren't over the top, or that I have yet to start my holiday baking. Instead, I'm going to enjoy my family, laugh, watch Christmas movies we've seen countless times, and bask in God's abundant blessings.

Has God ever had to get your attention? Thrown something into your path that's brought you to a complete halt? What was it and how did you respond?

Happy Tuesday, y'all.


  1. I had to let things happen in God's timing about this time last year. Hub was recuperating from heart attack and triple bypass, and "independent me" had to let others take over with Christmas stuff! And it all worked out fine! I was greatly reminded of this tonight when visiting a seriously ill relative in that SAME hospital room. God is always in control!
    Still praying for you and yours, Mindy.

  2. Thank you for your prayers, Jackie. And I'm glad to know I'm not the only one used being so independent:-)

  3. Mindy, I somehow missed your post the other day! It's a great reminder to just enjoy the season. To slow down, even if we don't see God slowing us down.

    Jackie, that must have been difficult! But you're right. We do what we have to do (and find that sometimes they don't have to be done like always!) :)