Pulling over and slowing down

Steadfast and Immovable

And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. Mark 6:31

Last night on the way home, I heard music literally spilling onto a page. It was piano, and the notes were played so fast and yet so perfectly they sounded as if they were spilled, not played. If you have never heard that I hope you do someday. The notes made me feel as if I were sitting in a grand but restful drawing-room in a Downton-like mansion.
Lately I have felt the need to pull off the super-highway of social media. For awhile, I was twittering, pinteresting, face-booking and instagraming all at the same time, simultaneously. Oh, and add blogging into the mix, and reading other’s blogs as well as trying to write my own.
I forgot why I was writing and who I was writing for. I was playing the comparison game and it was wearing me out. In light of that, I have decided that if an activity doesn’t give me a measure of peace, then I will stop doing it. Of course, that doesn’t apply to work, I have to do that.
Sometimes life is like what happened to me in my car last night. I was driving along minding my own business at around 75 MPH when all of a sudden the engine lost power. There were no warning lights on the dash. Nothing to tell me anything was wrong, other than the fact that all of a sudden, cars were zooming by me and I was slowing down.
I had to pull over, and fast. I put my flashers on and got to the side of the road and adjusted the floor mat which I thought maybe was a contributing factor in why I slowed down, I thought maybe it got caught underneath the gas pedal. I cautiously started driving again and it seemed fine, so once again I got up speed and zoomed my way home.
By the time I pulled in the driveway, an indicator light did come on which turned out to be the EPC (Engine Power Control).
Suffice it to say, I have had a warning light to slow down my activity on social media for a time. And I have.
And it has been good for my peace.
I will still blog and get on Facebook and all the rest, but now it will be like touching down and checking in rather than full immersion.
The desert is a peaceful place……and I want to bring that to you in this blog. A little corner away from the multitudes and noise and confusion of the world. I want to bring the peace of Jesus here.
Because sometimes you just have to pull over and let the others just zoom by. If you need me I will be sitting at the base of these trees.  

6 thoughts on “Pulling over and slowing down

  1. I so respect and admire you for this Lori. I too get too caught up in the ‘blog’ world and my stats, etc. I have to remind myself that I write for me…thanks for sharing!

    1. Andie….I think it’s all about re-evaluating every now and then, not only with things like social media, but just life in general. It gets too noisy! Thank you friend, for visiting here. Lori

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