Just be…

I’ve been in an interesting place lately. This post may seem a little less coherent than usual, but I feel like I need to think it out in writing. So bear with me, and let me know if you can relate .

I am in a place right now, spiritually, where I don’t want to be “spiritual.” I’ve been looking over my recent posts, and noticing a trend toward more practicality, and less introspection. In my life lately, as well, I bristle whenever anyone talks about needing more “spiritual growth.” I guess it’s one of those phases we go through, but it doesn’t really worry me.

I’m still as passionate as ever about following Jesus, I don’t mean that. It’s just that following Him seems so much simpler than we make it sometimes. I am really enjoying “…the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ…” that I feel right now. (2 Cor 11:3) My friend Chip blogged that verse a while ago. And devotion to Christ really is simple! Paul said to the Corinthians:


For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1Cor 2:2


I was actively participating in a group blog called Wrapped Emotions, run by one of the most inspirational women I’ve ever known, Melody. This blog is a wonderful journey into… unwrapping emotions. I haven’t been as motivated lately to do the projects, and it’s sort of disturbed me. I had learned a lot about myself by participating and I loved sharing with the other ladies. I just think I’m at a place where I don’t want to unwrap emotions or ponder deep spirituality right now. I just want to be….

And I think that’s OK. I think that’s what the Lord wants me to do. Just to be… in Him.

And every time I provide a healthy, inexpensive dinner for my family, or organize the laundry room, find a way to reach my toddler, or get my four year old to eat… I’m serving Him. When I praise my husband, and give God the glory for my marriage, He is pleased. And when I fall, he is there to pick me up.

Someone unsubscribed to Real Life yesterday, and I caught myself wondering, “Am I being too shallow lately? Do I need to post more meaningful thoughts, and Christian truths?” (OK, I know I always over-analyze) Then, I realized it doesn’t really matter. The only person I can give others is the real me – whatever emotional phase I’m currently experiencing. ~ Now, if you all unsubscribe, I’ll be very sad πŸ˜‰

But let me encourage you. If you’re feeling any outside pressure to be a certain way, whether that pressure is real or perceived, take a deep breath. If there is an area that you know you need to change, let Him do it. Resolve to know nothing except Christ and Him crucified. Be obedient to God’s leading in your heart, spend time with Him in prayer and the Word, and just be…in Him.

I just popped over to Wrapped Emotions to get a link, and found that Melody is in an interesting place as well! I love how the Lord works.

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About Sarah Pinnix

I'm a mom, blogger, vlogger, libertarian. I love Jesus, and my husband, too. Social Media Strategist for a Non-Profit (All statements here are solely my own)

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  1. melody is slurping life says:

    WOW! Did you peer into my brain? Or was it my heart? I am in much the same place, and I have not been able to really decipher what’s going on. Perhaps you just did. πŸ™‚

    I have not felt like picking up my camera or blogging regularly either. What is up with that? And I knew I was no longer in any position to be perceived as leading other women to be creative and unwrap their emotions.

    I cannot decide if I am at a comfortable place or in complete confusion. Maybe I am comfortably confused.

    Anyhow, welcome to my world, sistah. πŸ™‚

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  2. samismom22 says:

    Sometimes all of us busy moms need to take time to simply BE STILL, and know that He is in this place. Be still and savor, seek, and submit. I think it’s a good place to be…for now.
    ….and just be…in Him! Well said.

    ~Sandy

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  3. Don’t worry, Sarah. Your blog is always a breath of fresh air for me! I don’t always comment, but I am subscribed and check it out as much as possible… and I know you still love Jesus! πŸ™‚

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  4. I love the Real you and I think you are beautiful. We all have different seasons in our lives. Thanks for sharing yours. I look forward to the next place Christ takes you. Love ya!

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  5. I def. think that God works with our emotions and feelings to bring us to the places he wants us. There are times he really just wants to strip us down to the basics and then times he wants us to dig in a little deeper. I have been in the “stripped down to the basics” stage since the fall. It really is hard not to feel outside pressure to “measure up” to some standard that is out there of what a Godly woman is, but I have to rest in the fact that He knows what is best for me and I can’t force myself into something I am not supposed to be in right now. I am always encouraged by your Godly outlook on life and I def. don’t think practicality=lack of spiritual depth. Thanks for sharing!!

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  6. Classic MaMa says:

    I agree with you: just be. The Lord wants us to miniter to Him, then our husbands, then our children and then do other “ministry stuff.” During this season, getting your kids to eat and love Jesus is better than going to Africa on a missions trip or sitting down to think of something “really spiritual” to write. πŸ™‚

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  7. Although I am sad to see Wrapped Emotions close down, I totally understand.

    Lately I have found myself in a frame of mind and spirit that is on the verge of change. Not my Faith, but my journey forward through my faith.

    I belong to a “mom” site and I have pulled back dramatically so I can put my focus where I should… so I can slow down… really Be Still and Know…

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  8. Amen.

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  9. Childlife says:

    I don’t think I would worry too much Sarah… I think you’re listening to God’s voice in your heart. And that’s a beautiful thing. It takes a strong woman to tune into that voice and listen and if you’re hearing the words “just be”, then just settle in to wait and listen. There are different kinds of spiritual growth, and one kind is practicing the discipline of just being still in the Lord. Grow on! πŸ™‚

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  10. We’ve all been in this place, or similar ones in our lives. Often there is tremendous growth for a while and then later, not so much. God has designed hills and valleys, mountaintop experiences, and boring flatlands.
    Don’t be too hard on yourself, and keep up the good work.
    I’m staying.

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