Friday, February 24, 2017

Five Minute Friday: "Slow"

I'm a strange dichotomy of fast and slow. 

I want to speed up my body, but slow down my mind. 

My slowness of body frustrates me.  In my quest for health, I want to do more miles faster, be as quick and agile as I see my friends at the Y or at a 5k, or to simply not be the slowest one in the room. 

Not being the slowest--not being last--is my goal this year.  But it's a bugger to accomplish.

Building speed takes time.  So does building slowness.  Just like the unhealthy body, the anxious mind is not easily tamed.  Not only does it take mental discipline, but it takes a firm commitment to take all anxiety to the Lord.  Only He can show the way to peace of mind.

Building speed takes rest.  So does building slowness.  One requires rest for the body; the other, rest for the mind.

Matthew 11:28 - Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (KJV)
Prompts provided by Mrs. Kate over at Heading Home.


  1. 1) I love that I'm your FMF neighbor! :)
    2) I so resonate with this - you need to slow down in order to be faster. I want to keep going and need to remember that rest is how I get to the goal.