Just Let Go! — 25 Comments

  1. Barbie, I learned of your site through The Watered Soul with Wanda. This post was one of her suggested reads for the weekend and boy was it right on time for me. I am in the middle of trying to write a very similar post and even that one has been a beast to write. I could feel your “letting go” through this post, though. Your candor is refreshing and had certainly made me feel better about the dry season I’ve been in. It’s strange because in this year, as a newlywed, I truly thought I’d have more to write than any other. Maybe that was my expectation but not God’s instruction. I haven’t posted a word in nearly 3 months. However, as I started to embrace the silence I was able to hear some things The Lord was instructing me to do and reminding me of, mainly to not conform to the ways of the world. Even with our blog homes we should be led to build they as the Holy Spirit leads. Hearts are at stake. We must be good stewards. Sometimes the best message is one like you’ve posted here. It certainly was confirming and liberating for me to read. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Hi Barbie! I am coming over from Wanda’s blog.

    You have a lot on your plate, don’t you. Congrats on the book though, that is SO exciting! I can’t imagine how much work that is.

    Sometimes Jesus wants us to come away with him. And when something has to go in order to make that happen, I think it’s pretty easy to feel confused, sad and busy. Maybe you don’t have the time you used to have, but God has given you such blessings!

    Go ahead and take a deep breath. If you don’t have much to write, that’s ok. Maybe God wants you to take a few minutes for yourself! You are doing so much for your career and your family, no wonder you feel dry. I’ll be praying for you and for your peace. And I know it will come.
    Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  3. “Am I living life, truly living, in such a way that I have memorable moments to share?” I fight with that too, Barbie. Sometimes letting go is the best thing we can do to overcome the exhaustion that comes often with blogging and its attendant duties. I know I’ll take some time off in December for sure. We need replenishing, and rest is often the only way to get it.



  4. Oh my Barbie, it’s like you have written what I have been thinking. At times it feels as if blogging was easier in the days when I knew little about the must do’s. I’m fighting a bit of dry spell myself. Thanks for giving voice to what many of us feel. Many blessings to you. And take a break when you need to because we will be around.

    • Thanks so much for your encouragement Wanda. I think I went too hard, too fast with the book, the newsletter, the art and the new design. I’ve had to slam on my breaks and haven’t quite gotten my MOJO back yet. But, I know I will. I appreciate your encouragement.

  5. Barbie, I love your honesty. What a gift your words are! I can so relate.

    P.S. your site looks beautiful! Such a fitting backdrop for words such as yours.

  6. Well for someone with writers block I think you did an amazing job on this post. 🙂 I wish I could write so well.
    Hang in there the words will come, they always do. Lifting your need up to Father.


    • Oh Child of God, you write His heart. You write to bring awareness of the hurt and pain of others. I am so thankful to be able to partner with you in intercession for so many.

  7. Oh, I understand these feelings, and I am not much into blogging or social media these days. Just exhausted from life. Praying for refreshing, Barbie. And when you’re ready, when God gives you words, I’m excited to read them! Blessings.

  8. Oh, Barbie … I can relate to this and recall many times feeling much the same way. Our of words and out of steam. Sometimes we find our strength in stillness, which seems to be contrary to what our bodies are saying we “need” to do.

    Follow your heart and I know the fog will lift in time.

  9. It seems to me, God did give you words, friend. He just wanted you to be real today. Because when you’re real, your friends (me in particular) are inspired and encouraged in our own journey of trying to be real, of trying to be all and do all. Your words ministered to my very weary heart this morning. I feel so…overwhelmed… I’ve completely over scheduled myself in so many ways and I long for rest and to simply live life fully so I’ll be able to write from the overflow too. How do you unschedule what has already been committed to though? I feel like I just need to push through it and schedule time for rest the first moment I can. Pray for me? 🙂 Love you, friend.

    • Rosann, I am definately praying for you. I know what it’s like to over commit and feel as if you can’t do anything about it. Listen to the Holy Spirit. He will let you know if something needs to go. Sending you big hugs from afar!

  10. Oh how I love you dear friend and I feel your heart through the beautiful words you have shared. Your beautiful honest words. God uses you in so many ways; even through writers block. You gave it to Him and this post I have a feeling many will read and be so grateful for how you have openly shared. Isn’t that what draws us closer??? When we really get honest because this writing…this life…is hard. Oh I’m so darn emotional! Please know I’m praying for you and will always, ALWAYS be here.

    • Thank you so much Beth. I wasn’t going to post because I felt it was such a downer. I appreciate you. Know that I am praying for you and loving on you from afar.

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