What if you could accomplish more by doing less?

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I see you, my sister.

You’re a high achiever with a big heart, driven to accomplish your purpose for Jesus. Wildly passionate about making a difference in this world for the people most important to you – your family, your friends, your clients – daily, you press on, challenging yourself to do more, to be more.

And yet.

At the end of the day, you lay your head on the pillow with a sense of coming up short. Again. That somehow you missed out on the most important thing. It was there before you, but you couldn’t quite get your arms around it. 

You review the day and recount all the things you didn’t do or feel you didn’t do well. You make a promise and commitment that tomorrow will be different. Better. But whenever you try to slow down, your mind immediately loads up all the things you should be doing. Never mind the added dose of “Christian guilt” you experience because you know you are called to serve and lay down you life for others.

This exhausts you, frustrates you and is robbing you of the deeper joy and peace you seek. 

It’s exactly why I created this 7 Day Slow Down Challenge.

Because women of purpose – that’s you! – find it hard to do less, to slow down. It feels so counter to your very nature…like an ill-fitting shirt that causes you to squirm in discomfort. One you tug at it in an attempt to smooth into place. 

Yet I’ve found, as multi passionate entrepreneurs who want to glorify the Lord in all we do, we need this. 

We need to slow our hustle enough to hear the still, small voice of God. The One that guides us, fills us full to overflowing and sings of His great delight in us even when we make mistakes, feel we’re failing Him and even when we’re doing nothing at all.

If you feel God has been tapping you on the shoulder about slowing down to better receive His refreshment and direction (or maybe sending you bold messages), then join me in this seven day Slow Down Challenge.

slow down challenge

Here are the highlights:

  • The challenge runs July 27-August 2
  • Short video message/devotional for each day (via email)
  • Workbook with journal prompts to capture your journey
  • Three group coaching calls via Zoom at the beginning, middle & end

To join the 7 Day Slow Down Challenge, all you need to do is click here and sign up.

Fear not.

I’m sure you’ve been inundated with all the emails, messages and news stories on the Coronavirus. I’m right there with you.

However, since most of what we’re hearing is either telling us, directly or indirectly, “to be afraid” or to be “very concerned” or “extremely worried,” I think we also need to hear the messages that tell us to do the opposite. That may sound counter-intuitive or like I’m advising you to throw caution to the wind, but it isn’t and I’m not.

Keep reading to see why…

Ironically (or not), fear is the very topic God had me teach on in the women’s Bible Study during our mission trip to the Dominican Republic last week. It’s only hitting me now why it was so important for me to speak on our fears. And worries. And anxieties. Because they clearly are running at a fever high pitch in the world right now.

(Choosing that topic is not a coincidence. It’s an all-knowing God knowing exactly what we need before we know we need it.)

Why am I sharing this?

Because if God tells us not to fear and He knows everything we will face, then we need to trust there are reasons for this. Also, in a time where our immune systems are our defense against this wily virus, stress and anxiety are two things that are guaranteed to weaken it.

So if we choose to give into fear and anxiety and let our stress levels rise, we become more susceptible to the very thing we’re trying to avoid and fight. (Pretty sure, this is just one of the reasons God tells us not to fear. Just sayin’.)

Which is why, if you’re feeling stressed and anxious either about the virus itself or how the realities of it will impact your daily life and livelihood and you want to experience more peace and want to keep your immune system – and your faith – strong, I have two things for you:

  • My 5-day email series, From Stressed to Centered, that is designed to bring you more energy and more peace in just 10-minutes per day. Click this link to get started with that.
  • An invitation to receive the Bible Study I put together on fear so you can see what the Bible says, why we fear and why God tells us not to. If you’d like to take me up on this, comment below or fill out the form here.