Monday, May 13

Take a Minute

Never, since I have been following her blog, (http://www.chattingatthesky.comhas Emily's  catchy 'take a minute, let your soul breathe' that introduces her blog spoken to me like it did this morning.

You know the feeling you get when you deliberately and consciously pray about things and then you set out bright and early, all positive-energy- exuding, ready to dive in and take the bull by the horn? And then when it comes right down to it, nothing works? Frustrating.

It happened to me this morning. My lips started to tighten and quiver, my heart started to beat faster, I was so upset I felt that I could physically hurt the people whose responsibility it is to get things working but apparently have no handle on things! Why does this happen he time? And to think that the first few things I said to  people very early in the morning was 'the Lord is on the throne, so no shaking' Haha. These things tend to fly off your head the moment you hit a snag.

Anyway, I did my best to concentrate on and achieve other things while I waited for this situation to untangle itself. I confess it took a while and I just could not snap out of it. I prayed. Why would such a simple thing not work, on a Monday morning, this early on a Monday morning?' Complain complain complain...

Then, Emily's word popped into my head: 'take a minute and let your soul breathe' I took a short walk away from my desk, got myself back together and even though the problem is unsolved even now, here I am sending this blog out to you, heart rate normal...

I hope you take a minute too. After all, the Lord is on the throne, no shaking. Gbam.

Be free oh.

That photo of a resort in Mauritania (Courtesy Google) always soothes me...


  1. Hmmmnnnn... Instructive. Am taking a minute right now. Gbam!

  2. Lol at the quick heartbeat rate! I know exactly what you mean. A walk helps me as well :)

  3. Zeee sweetie, so apt! U wake up and feel today is the day and alas u go to bed reviewing and wondering when will the day finally come....?

    We live only in hope! Frustrating, pull hair one minute laugh the next minute..and one day it will finally come together. That dream and aspiration will be achieved. I was listening to one of Mrs R many teachings...I have to rely on online to get a taste of her talk. The preaching was about the fact that He will finally answer and she gave an example of one answer that came 20 years later??? She issued a warning not to Papa God, but that people will leave Him if His response rate continues to be at that level...and I so so so felt her!

    Ok, venting over...I am taking a minute now to breathe...

    Having vented I must say He has been good cos He has started some real good work and there has been movement in the water and I am really feeling it as things are grateful so grateful


    1. Darlyn, I so feel you...I do.
      But amazingly, you would think by now we have an understanding of how He operates, but for where! Our desire for haste always leaves us feeling disappointed all the Nkoyo Rapu would say, 'pray...and leave God to do His thing' Toh!
      A word should be enough for the wise but I fear I shall soon feel like tearing at my (lack of) hair again! Sigh..

  4. *thumbs up*...sounds so familiar....*sealed lips*

    1. Lol!!! iwo lo mo o, Awy!! Lips sealed indeed.

  5. No shaking indeed. Thank you for this :)


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