Can You Put It Down?

The past couple of weeks have been a dry spell for me. Meaning, I just haven’t had much to write. And then I fell and hurt my back and neck. And then I got sick. It’s been a long couple of weeks.

I’ve somewhat unplugged. I let the laptop stay closed. I didn’t have a lot to say on Facebook and not much at all here. And I didn’t miss it. I didn’t have anxiety over missing out on anything and I let the blog numbers fall.

Sometimes we need to unplug. That doesn’t only have to be from the web. Is there anywhere God wants you to unplug? Turn the tv off? Put the books down? Do you need a pause?

Has God been tapping on your heart to give something up because it’s robbing time from your family, your children, or your husband? If the Lord asked you to put that one thing that you love down, could you do it? Would you do it?

It’s hard. But as you go about your week, think about something you might need to take a break from. Maybe you won’t give it up forever but perhaps for a time. Much like lent.

Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:11-12

What area has God been laying on your heart to put down or take a break from? Have you done this in the past? What was the result. Please share in the comments below.

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  1. I just decided yesterday, under the wise counsel of a few friends, to take a social media break from facebook and blogging. I’m still checking my email and reading blogs, but a situation with a “friend” has forced me to take a step back from those spaces for my own protection and to allow me time to focus and meditate on His truths. Sometimes it’s just good to be able to take a fresh breath without worrying about every single word I share. And, oh, my heart can’t handle exposing itself to anymore hurt right now.
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  2. Being able to unplug is very important Mel, especially for women, and I’ve been unplugged a bit lately too. It is refreshing to come back after a rest, isn’t it?

    I pray you are feeling better!
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  3. Thanks for this wonderful post. It is very inspiring to everyone.

  4. Lost and Found Lady

    Good to have you back AND good that you listened to God!
    I have been trying to find my comfort in God instead of eating when upset. It is a lot harder than I thought it would be. In fact that is something of a stumbling block.

    Letting go to grab ahold of spiritual goodness should be attractive–why is it hard? I am confused!!!!

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