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The best prescription for the Slump Syndrome is grace. We give ourselves grace when we refuse to expect more from ourselves than we can possibly deliver. We give ourselves grace when we grant ourselves permission to rest, sleep, play, take a break, and get alone with God. A few minutes of quiet interaction with God can get us out of a rut much faster than striving, trying harder, and forcing ourselves into overdrive…

Next time you’re in a rut, be gentle with yourself. Rest. Take a break. Quiet your mind. Clarity will more likely come when you are peaceful than when you are pushing so hard. Close the door on the clutter and open your heart in the throne room. Ask God to speak to you. Listen carefully.

Excerpted from Espresso for Your Spirit by Pam Vredevelt

Daily Reflection: How will you make a point to step back and listen to God?

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