Slow Down

It has been too long since my last post. Six months and counting have passed since the last time I sat down in this chair to write what was on mind. So… what is on my mind? There are so many things floating through that I am having trouble capturing just one to share. So…I will try to keep this post as simple as I possibly can.

First, I want to give thanks to God for his many blessings. I prayed, and as always, He answered. I needed work, as of late, and He provided. What do I do in return? I stop praying as much because of my increased workload. This is so typically human of me, isn’t it? After today’s long-overdue talk with Him, I was really feeling the need to write so here I am.

You see, praying during family time isn’t enough. Although our family prayers are still in full throttle, I miss my one-on-one time with Him. I used to feel him so much when I was writing more, so I believe that this is something I need to do more of once again.

My mom always told me to slow down. She even shared this song with me one day when I cried to her because of feeling stressed from life and the busy moments it has.

 

I will try my best to slow down, even though it is HARD so that I can have more time to do what matters most in life. Time spent with God is the most important and I have to slow down so that I have this much needed time with Him.

I hope this finds you all well and blessed.

I miss you all. I miss writing. Most of all… I miss the closeness I feel with Him when I write.

Blessing and love be with you!

Christy ๐Ÿ™‚

31 thoughts on “Slow Down

  1. Kathy Wire says:

    Christy!!! SO good to see you again! I’m doing my happy dance.
    You make an excellent point about spending time with God when you sit down to write. Encompassed within that is the reading of others’ posts. When I spend time reading the posts, I feel I’ve been spending time with God – because I have! God’s Holy Spirit works in us to bless others. So many of the blogs I read (such as yours) speak of God, quote His Holy Word, and edify my spirit.

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  2. Mark Lanesbury says:

    Hey Christy, good to hear your voice again ๐Ÿ˜€
    The one thing that we all struggle with…is do us first. And I don’t mean in a selfish way but we only ever give from where we are at. If we are tired or angry or sad…this is what we give out. God wants us to be happy and loving for ourselves and then give from that place, but to do that we must take more care of us.
    Find your fears (we all have them), and ask yourself why they have a hold of your life and make you feel as they do. In your case that tearing around trying to please everyone but you, is usually a sign that you won’t be accepted unless you achieve some line that you have drawn in the sand of life.
    The hard part is to find the reason you continue this. Find out why by asking yourself how does it make you feel if you don’t do these things. And that feeling usually is a rejection of who you are, a feeling that you will not be good enough if you don’t achieve this or that.
    When you find it then look back into your childhood, it is there that this all began. Ask yourself to whom did you love and look up to but were hurt very much because you weren’t accepted for who you were, never seeming to be loved unless you achieved or were good enough. Mind you it is that seemingly lack of love that makes us try to achieve ‘everything’ so that they will love us, forever training us to a path of thinking we will never be accepted and loved, or not good enough unless we become lovable by achieving this or that, hence the go, go, go.
    Find that pain that is seemingly in all of your relationships through your life, find that common denominator that causes you the most pain. In there is your answer. Find a great friend to share this journey because they can see you from another prospective, will tell you ‘their’ truth that you may not see and help you to break free.
    An example (and there are multitudes of ways this can happen), (and this is me ๐Ÿ˜€), I felt unloved by my dad, totally rejected because of the way I felt he treated me. So after putting my wall up to block that painful feeling from him or others, I spent the rest of my life never wanting to feel that rejection ever again by pulling out chairs for whoever I was with, giving flowers, many hugs, etc, etc…until each and every one would finally go whoa, enough. I was drowning them in my fear. But of course my excuse I had trained myself with was to point my finger at them and say ‘how could you possibly not want this, its your fault!’. And I would never see that it was in fact me trying to avoid that pain, and in fact (and we all do this), I was projecting that very fear by my actions. And they could feel that I was giving from that fear, and we all do feel that by our reactions, even though at times we are just unsure.
    I hope this may give you at least some direction Christy. You will feel it if it ‘touches’ something within you giving a little light, an aha moment to show you something and gain some confidence you are on the right path…your path โค๏ธ

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    • CHRISTY ISTRATE says:

      Your words and wisdom are something truly amazing. I benefit a great deal by reading them. You have a gift. Your insight into others’ feelings, and the why’s behind them, are something that can help others with their own journey. I have always enjoyed reading your works and cannot wait to get back to see what else you have. Thank you so much for your words, help and guidance because you have left me with much to think about. I wish you the best now and always.
      Christy ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Mark Lanesbury says:

        God gave it to me as a gift kind lady, I can do none other than give it with the love it was given me…unconditionally โค๏ธ
        To understand ourselves is that unconditional love we always seek, that love and happiness that leads us ever onward. Hard yes, but very appreciated when we finally see that light at the end of the tunnel โค๏ธ
        Many blessings to you also Christy, and may that inner love always guide you โค๏ธ

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  3. Anonymous says:

    It is great to see you back, Christy!
    I, too, get busy busy….and then remember I was created as a human and not a bee. As humans we can be quiet, pray, and meditate–all of which help us to be better at the activities we choose.
    Hugs and Much Love!
    Aunt Carol

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  4. Invisibly Me says:

    Aww it’s lovely to see you back, Christy! I’m sorry things have felt so hectic, and I even though it won’t help, it’s something I’ve been increasingly feeling lately. The meaningful things in life haven’t had a look in because it’s been such a focus on ‘everything else’, and a reminder to slow down is very welcome at times like that. It’s definitely not easy to do, but it’s so important for your wellbeing. I hope you can find some time to take a step back, breathe, refocus your priorities and make sure you put your self-care at the top of the list. Sending hugs ย โ™ฅ
    ๏ฟผ
    Caz xxxx

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