I remember it wasn’t long ago that I would hear something great on a podcast for moms, discover a show that was actually worth watching, or learn a lesson from the grind of daily life -and feel like I just had to share it.right then.
Okay, it was today.
This isn’t always a bad thing and I believe the Lord leads us and uses all that we do for good, but for me this has personally become my go-to thing.
It’s like I get stuck on fast forward. Never letting what I have enjoyed or found out, to just simmer a while.
This takes away from the experience in a way because I never really took the time to appreciate it.
I look at my Instagram photos and think, yeah they are great photos, but how long did I linger before I grabbed my phone? I am not saying this is some awful thing -because I am a photographer at heart -it is built into me to want to document beauty in picture and in word.
But…..something had to change because I began to realize it was all the time.
I guess you can say I am in process, but here’s a graphic anyways. Why not. Those square works of art, looking all square and lovely with words and wisdom and random backdrops.
They just make you want to shar—-oh oops…let’s get back to the post…
- I am learning how to enjoy God & family within life’s moments.
- I am learning to resist the urge to grab the phone and make my life viral, I want to linger and just be. I really do.
- I am learning to let go of the standards of today’s culture that push us to compete and compare and avoid the pull to post every.single.thing. in real time.
“I really want to share that!”
“Sure, that’s okay chick, but is now really the best time?”
Sometimes we simply need to ask ourselves this question.
I have enjoyed so much more peace without the pressure to feel like I have to share this thing or someone out there may totally miss out. Maybe that is true, but I am guessing not.
God is big and He didn’t create us to do it all, all the time. He created us to do some things, some times.
As I am saying no to a life in fast-forward, I am saying yes to the abundant life. And since it is abundant and I am learning to how to manage my days better, there just very well may be time left to share about it. =)
So let that good stuff simmer, friend. Then, dip your ladle right on in and take a taste test. See how the change is real and effects your actual living. We have more control over our time and how we enjoy and live out our days than we might think.
Have you experienced the pull to post evereeeee-thing? Have you felt obligated when it comes to sharing certain things? I’m all ears, friend.