Frankly, On Faith: Are You Addicted to Busyness?

Frankly, On Faith: Do All Things

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

So, just how busy are you?

Are you overwhelmed at times? In need of some “down” time? Is coffee more necessary than enjoyable? If your people had just three words to describe you, would “multi-tasker” be one of them?

Do you feel exhausted more often than not?

Yeah. I hear ya. Sometimes just breathing takes more effort than I want it to. This pesky life with its pesky chores at its pesky pace of lightning speed . . . Sometimes I just wanna scream.

You, too? Phew. Good. Thought I was alone for a minute.

Oh, not good that you’re going through it. Not even good that you understand. Because, really. Wouldn’t it be great if fewer people understood the chaos of a demand-it-now mentality? But still. I’m glad you’re in it with me.

So. Here we are. Holding on to the ropes as the sea churns a little more than it used to. Trying to keep our heads above the water more often than not.

And the storm comes and drops something else on us. Right? Another wave. Another hit. Another emergency.

It’s enough to make This Girl want to jump overboard.

But alas, I know all too well that even though the ride is rough, there’s better safety in the boat than out in the sea itself. So I stay. You stay. And we look at each other and say, “What are we even doing here?”

The high waves come and rock the boat, but then the seas calm, the sun comes out, and we’re happy to be warm and dry again.

And we can think clearly again.

 

He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
~Mark 4:39, NIV

 

And it’s with a deep breath and clearer vision that we realize the Captain has been here all along. He’s the one who tethered us to the boat in the first place!

So we feel good about what we’ve overcome and we decide to take on more.

STOP. DOING. THAT.

Stop taking on more. Stop ignoring the peace He has gifted you. Stop being addicted to busyness.

Just be still.

In this moment, we can give ourselves permission to sit back and let Him navigate. All we have to do is row. All we have to do is let go our grip and let Him take over.

All we have to do is have faith that He will get us to our destination. And when the Son is out, it’s okay to relax and enjoy the view.

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With fair winds and following seas,
~Molly Jo

Frankly, On Faith: Are You Addicted to Busyness?

Frankly, On Faith: Are You Addicted to Busyness?

And Frankly, My Dear . . . That’s all she wrote!

Frankly, On Faith: How Important Are You?

Frankly, On Faith: How Important are You?

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

Do you often wonder if you matter? If anyone knows the real you? Or worse, if they discovered the real you, if you’d be discarded?

I’ve got Good News for you.

Are you ready?

Wait for it . . .

God knows you.

And you know what?

He’s sticking around.

Yup. That’s right. There’s nothing you’ve done or haven’t done, will do or won’t do, that can remove you from His love and care.

Know how I know?

The Bible tells me (and you) so.

 

“And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.” ~Luke 12:7, NLT

 

“He counts the stars and calls them all by name.” ~ Psalm 147:4, NLT

 

“How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!” ~Psalm 129:17-18, NLT

 

Imagine~ God loves you so much He pays attention to every atom of your being! Every. Single. Atom. I don’t know ’bout you, but I don’t count the hairs as they wash down the drain. I don’t number the grains of sand that are tracked into the house then swept up and tossed back outside.

But He does. If the littlest parts of you are so important, can you allow yourself to experience how great, how deep, how vast His love, care and attention is for all of you?

There’s no abacus big enough to count the smallest part of this equation.

Allow yourself to be surrounded by His greatness, as He allows you to grow into yours.

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With some sweet tea and a beautiful sand castle,

~Molly Jo

Frankly, On Faith: God Knows Your Importance

Frankly, On Faith: God Knows Your Importance

And Frankly, My Dear . . . That’s all she wrote!