Slow down. Take a deep breath. Enjoy doing nothing… It’s Okay!

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When was the last time you… Ate a meal without any distractions at all, focusing on the tastes, smells, sounds, and textures of your food? Took a shower enjoying the connection the water makes with your body? Went for a walk inhaling deeply the fresh air that surrounds and sustains us, admiring the beauty of the colored leaves falling from the trees and settling at your feet? When was the last time you woke up and just lay in bed for 5 mins listening in silence allowing your thoughts to float on by? Spent quality time with a loved one catching up focusing on each other attentively? Turned your phone off and enjoy some alone time by yourself, with your spouse or kids? When was the last time you sat for a minute or two doing nothing, thinking about nothing, just relaxing…unbothered by anything? When was the last time you really paid attention to yourself, your needs whether it be self-reflection, self-evaluation or detoxifying negativity from your mind or space?

We live in a world, in a time where everything is moving fast, our busyness forces us to lose sight of the beauty of life and all that’s around us. We get so absorbed in making sure to get things done that we forget about the person getting them done. Remember this truth- “we are in the world but not of it” we do not have to move with the speed of the world because Jesus holds our times and I believe that time complies with us as we decide to take a break from our busy schedules. God understands and supports rest! “Rest is a weapon given to us by God, the enemy hates it because he wants YOU stressed and occupied.” Understand this, we are in a better position to hear from God when our minds and hearts are at peace, souls are at rest. We also communicate better with others and take better care of ourselves being in and operating from a calm and relaxed state. Don’t feel guilty for prioritizing time for yourself. After all, you cannot pour into others if you’re empty! I’m so excited about how much clearer you will begin to hear from God, how less clogged/ occupied you will be and how you will be glowing by slowing down, walking in your blessed life and really enjoying the little details that make life so worth living!! Yay!

PRAYER

Lord, thank you for this beautiful life, I ask that you teach me to enjoy it to the fullest! Help me to slow down so I can hear from you better, see you in things around me I’ve never seen before, speak with you in ways I’ve never spoken before and appreciate the little things that add moments to my life. Help me to make myself, your vessel a priority to be rested and remain in peace. In Jesus name, Amen!

Meditation

Gen 2:2-3. Matthew 6:34

Published by Stephanie

Hello, my name is Stephanie! It is my desire for souls to know Jesus personally; To be freed, uplifted, affirmed, and healed through our Savior. Know that you are loved so much! You have so much worth! You ’belong’ even if the world rejects and sees you as nothing! Despite what people around you, or even what your thoughts say about who you are, Jesus's truth is all that matters, and you are precious to him! Here is a bit of my story! I've been oppressed and ’held captive’ in my own mind for many years! I've struggled with depression for over 10 years. I had low self-esteem, not knowing my own worth. I chased after love, affirmation, attention, and a need to feel wanted- in relationships, to finding fulfillment in things. I didn't know how to love myself or how to receive love! I was sad most of the time to the point where I contemplated suicide twice. Deep inside, I felt a little girl full of joy, harmony, and peace who wanted freedom, and to live a fulfilled life; she was trapped inside. In late 2014 Jesus literally called out to me... and told me I would be okay. I committed my life to him in 2016. Since then, so much has happened! I've been finding shelter under his wings, and my mind is continually being renewed by his truth spoken to and about me. I have found and is still amazed by his perfect, unconditional love for me that follows me daily. I have found a secured relationship that attends to every area of my life. My journey started out rough, but it is BEAUTIFUL! It gets rocky and uncomfortable at times, but it is one filled with lessons, wonder, and crazy peace! It's apart of our walk. I am still healing (I view it as a life long process) some days I take a step forward only to take two backward but I now know to not depend on my strength even during healing as I am never alone. There are also many that I am unlearning and detoxing from my spirit that I grew up learning about. I have opened myself to allowing God to use me as I am, as an outlet to reach his precious ones. The purpose of my blog is to encourage a sincere and intentional relationship with Jesus! To help strengthen our faith and walk in him. To heal, uplift, and remind women of who God says we are. To walk in his identity- in hopes that you will know without a doubt that you matter much more than you can understand! I openly share my testimonies and personal experiences. I mean, it's a bit easier to speak and share from experiences. I firmly believe you will be blessed! Find yourself, find your path, and embark on this beautiful journey of life resting in God. Love, it's perfectly okay to be authentic- about where you are in every area of your life- in a world that forces us to mask our emotions and ’put the best forward, so people can ”see and think” we’ve got it all together.’ It's okay to NOT have it all together. Be true to yourself; this is an important step in being completely honest with our Lord.

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