Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fast-Paced Life.

I lead a busy life. I've decided maybe my mind thrives on it? My body and it's lack of sleep don't necessarily like it, but I look at my life the last five years and see how often I overload myself. I think it goes back to my hatred of boredom and the thrill of completing a challenge.

Two days during the week, I have a roughly 15-hour class/work-day. My days are spent running from one thing to the next, prioritizing what task needs completed next, which one's can be pushed off a little longer... just trying to keep myself afloat.

For some reason, I started having foot problems Saturday. A shot of pain goes up my foot with every step I take, doesn't matter what shoes I'm wearing - all I can do is walk slower and limp in attempt to lessen the pain. It doesn't take much to get me to go to a doctor, so that's what I did today.

The doctor wasn't sure if it's tendinitis, but gave me some anti-inflammatory medicine regardless. As I was driving home, I thought to myself, "I really hope this medicine works and this goes away... I don't have time to 'take it easy' or have surgery..."

And then I just felt like the Lord said,

slow down.

Life may get busy, but it does not have to be stressful. I am one of those people that struggles with telling people no, and just keeps adding things onto the pile. But some things, even good things, can become distractions. 

No matter what age I am, what stage of life I'm in, I have to and want to keep the Lord first. Sometimes that means slowing down and saying no. 


  1. mmmm... I NEEEEEDED that. I keep seeing more and more people say that are hearing God tell them this... and my quiet time is lacking. I think He's using everyone around me to tell me something that I'm too busy to notice straight from Him.

  2. Hope you foot heals soon! But, seriously, take some down time :D We all need that in this crazy paced culture we live in.

  3. its called a sabbath day Jessica!! we went over it at hillside come on! jk sorry its been so hectic but ill keep praying for ya buddy!

  4. totally needed to read this today! i've been the same way!

    and i hope your foot gets better soon! :)