Saturday, July 5, 2008

Slowing Life Down

Well, here is my first "blog". Please forgive any rambling, but this is how I get my thoughts out.
So this summer, Paige and I are trying to "slow down" from the hectic but exciting pace we normally run. I have to be really honest as much as I love this chance to pull back, IT'S REALLY HARD! Maybe I am a little neurotic (and my wife won't completely disagree), but when there is large gap of time with little or no responsibilities I begin to feel antsy as if I should be busy and just "do something."
Paige and I leave for our longest and possibly our most difficult missions trip to Thailand/India in about 3 weeks. It's doesn't seem like we have lots of responsibilities, meetings, engagements, etc. in this time. I sense very strongly God keeps saying "slow down, rest, let your body refresh, rejuvinate, and recharge. It's okay to not do much." I really know God is speaking that to me, but it's just hard to shut the busyness of my mind and life. So I'll boil it all down. I either slow down, enjoy the subtle moments of peace and quiet, or run myself so ragged I lose all effectiveness for my life, my marriage, my business, and impact on others. Guess it's not that hard if I look at this way. I hope you don't struggle with constantly "doing" opposed to just "being", but if you do stop and smell the roses and enjoy life. You and I both know around the corner is another round of fast paced life.

2 comments:

Jaime said...

So I guess one of my questions is when you get to that point where life is full of busyness and schedules and you seem to be missing out on those moments in between and those relationships that you used to have a lot more time for - how do you get to the point to where you can actually rest, enjoy life, and dig back into those relationships without having to cut back on the day to day responsibilities? Even more...through the busyiness and crazyness of the day to day does is God still able to minister and lead you or is it something that you're actually going to have to stop and let him speak? See the thing is that I am loving my life right now I feel like all that God is doing in my life and the words He's speaking to me I'm getting to minister to other and it's not staying stagnant selfishly in me, but my life is crazy, busy - however I don't feel overwhelmed in the least and I am extremely happy!! I mean I sure could use a girlfriend ha ha but other than that I'm quite content - but if my life is that crazy should I stop at some point - if not will I miss God somewhere?...just a few thoughts

Jenn Possible said...

Yay!!! You're a blogger. You're blogging. You blog.

What a perfect way to keep up with your lives.....that is, if you can find time to actually write them...

Love ya'll!

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