Slow Down

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Sometimes I read something, and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is speaking to me. Today’s “Jesus Calling” devotion by Sarah Young said, “Do not search for security in the world you inhabit. You tend to make mental checklists of things you need to do in order to gain control of your life. If only you could check everything off your list, you could relax and be at peace. But the more you work to accomplish that goal, the more things crop up on your list.”

Ouch, that hits me where I live. I am the mental checklist queen, the to do list diva. Yep. That is me.

Just last night I was thinking about how busy the month of May is, and how am I going to get everything done? I had to remind myself that life is so much more than the list of things to do, because let’s face it, there will always be stuff to get done. I shouldn’t allow it to control me, or rob me of peace.

Life is not an urgent emergency.

Slow down, enjoy the moments, appreciate the view.

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.   Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matt. 11:28 &29

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