Two Words Are The Answer to Life’s Crazy… Do You Know Them?

by Michelle Acker on May 10, 2012

in Be Still,Thought Provoking

Welcome to the new home of Thought Provoking Thursday!

 

 

Motherhood…

 

New jobs…

Moving to new homes…

School projects…

Church commitments…

Final Exams…

Graduations…

New babies…

Health issues…

Project deadlines…

Responsibilities…

L I F E.

 

Life is stressful.

 

It’s full of a thousand and one things

to keep you busy,

moving,

and go-go-going.

 

The key

to getting through it

is not

to move faster, work harder.

It’s the exact opposite.

 

Be still.

 

Rest.

Pray.

Meditate.

Listen.

 

Have you taken time lately to be still?

To listen?

You might be surprised at how productive a little rest can be!

 

Something to think about…

 

 



{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Tulip@True Aim May 10, 2012 at 1:04 AM

Life is sooo busy. It is so funny that you posted about getting in more rest and relaxation time. My post is perfect for helping new moms get more rest and stress less. Thank you so much for hosting this great link up. It is always one of my favorite.

Michelle May 10, 2012 at 6:27 AM

Thank you! I’m so glad you’re writing for new moms. Advice for new moms, from moms who’ve been there before us, is so important. There is such a need for sharing that wisdom.

Courtney May 10, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Excellent advice, which I needed to hear this morning, since I woke up late and am already “behind.” Thanks for reining me back in to what God would have me do 🙂

Michelle May 10, 2012 at 6:29 AM

Oh, don’t you hate that ‘I just woke up and I’m already behind’ feeling? Nothing worse to start my day. Hope you can take 5 minutes to just breathe and give yourself a do over this morning. 🙂

Tereasa May 10, 2012 at 6:22 AM

I was just thinking this morning that I need a retreat. I don’t need anything big, just a couple hours of quiet. Maybe some time alone at a coffee shop? I think even a couple hours of silence in my own room would do. Yeah, sometimes we just need to stop and bathe in grace. That’s where I’m at today. I really need this. Thanks for giving me permission!

Michelle May 10, 2012 at 6:31 AM

Yes! That’s exactly it, Tereasa. Carve out some time for yourself, and savor it without guilt. You need to be filled up yourself before you can pour out and love others.

Good luck with your retreat!

Patti May 10, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Be still. Two little words that are soooo hard for mamas. And you are absolutely right. Not only spiritually but also physically, a smidge of rest can make a world of difference. I am a great fan of the 10 minute afternoon nap. And being intentional about taking a Sabbath has been a real blessing for our family. Thank you for the good reminder Michelle.

Laurie Collett May 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM

I’m so far behind that I don’t think I could ever catch with all I have to do and want to do. So important to remember “Be still, and know that I am God.” Thanks for the reminder!

Sylvia R May 10, 2012 at 9:36 AM

This is SO important. It has taken me decades to realize HOW important. I used to hope for time to find time — now I more often just TAKE the time! (Even if it’s just by fleeing to the privacy of the bathroom.) How do I know when I need it? When that tension starts tightening, little things are just starting to irritate, or I’m feeling pushed beyond my limits yet am going to keep pushing myself further anyhow. If instead of trying to keep my cool I remember to cool off, chill out, for a few minutes alone with God, I often don’t have to work so hard at SELF control, because I’ve given God back the controls. Thanks for this good, sweet post!

SomeGirl May 10, 2012 at 10:38 AM

What a lovely and well communicated reminder… thank you!! Be still.

Alecia May 10, 2012 at 2:15 PM

It’s funny how we can get so much more done when we take time to rest and seek God’s will for our day. Human nature tells us it’s the opposite. Sweet post!

Deb @ Raising Figure Skaters May 10, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Great reminder, Michelle! I’m in awe of mothers with young children today. I think of what a busy time it was when my children were little, and I didn’t have to balance life with the Internet! Daily time for meditation/prayer was always important for me, and I think it’s more important than ever now.

Hazel Moon May 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Thank you for hosting this lovely site. We appreciate the welcome to share here. May you be blessed and enjoy your special Mother’s day!

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