Slow // Five Minute Friday — 14 Comments

  1. Sweet friend, these are such hard truths to admit. I pray that just writing this post has given you a measure of freedom to move forward. I can relate to so much of what you shared. I just read a post on IG that said, “Don’t fall for the lie of, “Don’t get your hopes up!” Yes, get your hopes up! Our God is bigger than ANYTHING we face. Think BIG, dream big believe big!” I’m still stumbling over the lie. Praying for God to increase our faith, my friend. Blessings on your weekend.

  2. Oh how I love you, friend! I love your willngness to be real and honest here and of course, you know that you are not alone in this practice of building walls thinking they are walls of protection. In the end, we always find out we are locked in more than anything or anyone else is locked out. Praying for you… as I read this post I just kept wondering, Is there not a Sozo ministry near you? I can’t recommend it highly enough!

    • Oh yes friend, I’ve had a couple of SOZOs’. I think my next step would be a Heart Sync. My protector spirit is so strong I barely made a dent in the SOZOs. Thanks for stopping by my friend!

  3. Barbie, I love this so much. Your writing style is so conversational and honest. What a remarkable thing your friend asked… I can’t say I’d have an easy time answering that for myself… your whole post gives me something to think on for the weekend for sure!
    So blessed to have connected with you through today’s #fmf! Waving from #40 today! 🙂 Blessings!

  4. Barbie, I can SO relate! When I bought into the narrative that God sent my afflictions to make me ‘draw closer to Him’, I thought, well, no thanks. Anyone who’s going to do THIS to me, they need avoiding.

    And then I realized that the narrative was a lie, and that He was as devastated as I was…but that to jump in and make everything all right again would be a total negation of the need for free will. The freedom to choose Him – or not – is vital.

    #3 at FMF this week.

  5. Barbie, I think we all put up hedges around ourselves at times. I know I like to keep busy as well… but you know what… if God wants to make himself heard…even in that busy-ness..he can slow us right down…JUST ENOUGH to hear him and to be changed forever.

    Take your moment. Grab that quietness when you can…but fear not the busy-ness…it’s not an enemy (most of the time) but there are times when you have to say enough …

    I AM still learning this… it’s HARD to be quiet and still.. I know this well. Fight it together sister? 🙂

    • Yes, together my friend. I feel like my mind is in a constant state of war. Thanks so much for stopping by and offering up encouragement for my heart.

        • Thanks for checking in Annette. Sadly, it’s been a rough week, on all fronts. Work is crazy busy. Working for a CPA during tax season is no joke. I am dealing with some emotional things at home and just a little down. I so appreciation you checking in. The moments of stillness are coming, they have to. Hugs!

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