Today, I am writing about slowing down, taking a pause, causing an intermission, being still. Be Still. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Something in your life causing you to be in a tailspin?
I have felt overwhelmed lately. And, all this overwhelm-stress-inner-whining caused me to think. It’s not a big stress factor, at all, but in my life, in my writing life, it is causing me stress. I need to Be Still.
So, what do I do about it? I write about it, naturally.
Bear with me…
When blogging, there is so much to learn. Not about writing, but about being read. It’s not about simply sitting down, clicking the keys and these wonderful words flow on your screen. There is far more.
You see, my goal is to write these beautiful words and have YOU read them. But before you can find my words to read, I must find you. I must learn how to make my blog so glorious that you will WANT to read these words of mine.
This involves technical (scary) words to enter my brain. (This is where the stress starts forming!) I must learn words like plugins, widgets, SEO, keywords, Google search, email lists, and oh, so. much. more. Frankly, it bores me, but I must put the work in before I can put the words down.
Here is where the overwhelming comes in…
I want to write. Not read.
One of my favorite phrases is Be Still. I have this phrase all over my house, framed, pinned, written. Having this phrase in my house gives me comfort.
Psalm 37:7 Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.
Also from, 2 Kings 2:3 Then the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the LORD will take away your master from over you today?” And he said, “Yes, I know; be still.”
What does Be Still mean to me?
These words mean peace. It tells me to Shhhh! Be quiet. Stop worrying. Be still and know that all will be fine. Take a moment, pray, and just be. Settle, Dedra. Settle.
I learned this Be Still lesson some years ago, when things weren’t going our way. I learned to depend heavily, and heavenly, on prayer. I developed this unshaken faith and I still have it today.
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Have you ever had a time in your life, when you are going through something, something bad, and you don’t have any real control over the outcome. You are simply waiting. Panicking?
Patience is hardest now, isn’t it? (duh!) This is when faith comes to play. Faith, on your team, should be your star player. You will win with faith every time. When you truly have faith; patience will always come with time. Sometimes it takes a lot of time. Too much time. But, still, Be Still, have faith. The more time, the more patience and faith you need, right? Don’t panic. Don’t worry. Have faith. Be Still.
I hope for you no stress. But if you have stress, no matter how small and insignificant it may seem–stress is stress. I hope for you these words, these simple, but mighty words. Be Still.
The Fray has a beautiful song called Be Still.
Do your self a favor and listen.
I feel better already. Simply writing. No learning today. No stressful, technical learning about blogs. Simply blogging.
love and blessings~dd
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