Permission to Slow Down
Written by Shannon Carroll
“Our identity had become wrapped up in our stuff. We had mistaken our values for our identity. We had given ourselves too broad of a scope of all the things that we considered to be important. All of those things were good things. Yet they were wearing us out, and David was able to discern that with his new perspective.” (pg 67)
This truth keeps popping up in my conversations and thoughts. We all soooo easily continue to expand our “yesses” because it’s all good or fun or profitable. Yet over time as new seasons emerge, we don’t regularly take stock of it all and we keep too much on our plate.
This is wearing all of us out. Big time. The effects of doing too much are showing up – our tempers are thin, we stress eat and drink, we aren’t sleeping great. We don’t feel satisfied and something is nagging at us.
We weren’t meant to do all the things. Let our story of a traumatic and bizarre stress-induced amnesia be your permission slip to stop, evaluate, take some things off your plate and actually enjoy the best things you’re called to in this season. ♥️
Are you feeling the same nudge to slow down like I am?
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