Honor Your Pace
I have been away for close to two months now. I have no reason for this. No explanation that I can give that can account for my time away from this blog or away from writing or away from my passion for helping people manage their stress. I have no tragic story that consumed my time or a major event that occurred to give reason for my lack of commitment to this endeavor.
|Taking a step back can often be the quickest way forward. - Tim Fargo
I wish that I can say I took a step back with intention because that would have all this make sense. I did not. Even as I write this, it is a struggle to focus and be present in this task. However, time compells me to make an effort. Time will not wait for me to get out of my funk. Time will not wait for me to figure this out. Time will keep moving forward and taking everyone else along with it. In my mind there are people that I should be helping that I am not. Therefore, I have to make a way where one is not apparent.
I do not understand this funk that I am in. Neverthess, I cannot stay here and marinate in it. It is while I was thinking of this that God has come through to guide me. There are time that you reach a point in which you do not know what you are doing or how you got there. All you do know is that you have to keep on moving. That is what I know. I have to take action.
My first step of action is to listen. The day I decided enough was enough, I got three sepearte but similar messages. All three basically boiled down to not beating myself up about what appears to me to be a mental set back. I like to do that. When things do not go my way, I like to analyze the situation to exhaustion and then beat myself up about why I did not do all the things I believe I should have or could have.
I am going to stop doing that this time. For whatever reason, I had a pause. For whatever reason, I took a step back. I need to honor that! Sometimes we will get off track and it will be for a greater good that we have yet to realize or understand. As long as we do not stay in that place, as long as we decide to get up and continue moving, we are on pace. Honor that! Honor your pace. Tim Fargo said, "Taking a step back can often be the quickest way forward." What we may see as a set back could very well be a set up to propel us forward to the next step.
We have to take the first step though. The first step is to dust yourself off, listen, and get back to work. This is my dust-off post.