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Is it Time to Take a Step Back?

Sometimes all it takes is to stop and step back

Have you ever had a project that you felt like giving up on? This one? My June UFO? It was one of those. I had to step back and walk away for days at a time.   It was a Let God, Let Go Moment.

Quilt available at The Quilted Bungalow

Since I have made similar wall quilts, I thought this one would be done in a jiffy.  

Sew the panels together, add a few circle doo-dads. Quilt it and, voila, another contemporary wall quilt from The Quilted Bungalow. Hallelujah!

Well, I’m here to tell you, God had a different idea. And taught me a few lessons along the way. 

pslam 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go

The fabric limited my choices.

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So I cut, and I sliced and diced.  And cut some more. Nothing seemed to work, and I almost gave up. 

Sometimes, you have to just stop and take a step back, walk away from it for a while. 

It’s almost like you have to listen to your fabrics. See what they’re telling you. What they want to be.  

You know, if you think about it, it’s kind of like life. 

Situations, circumstances, or relationships might look hopeless. Like you might want to just toss them aside, walk away, or give up.

Like my quilt and its challenges, you might need to step away and pray about the situation. It’s in those quiet moments. When you take a breath and exhale. That God will show you a way. 


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I pondered this project for weeks.  

My approach was not radical or unique. But the answer to the dilemma didn’t come to me until I let go of how I wanted to do it.

This was a let go, let God moment.

But a quilt is a quilt

Walking away from a quilt for days or weeks at a time is a lot easier than some problem in your life, right?

I agree the stuff of life can get complicated, tiring, and weary. But all that stuff is temporary. The things that feel complicated today will look different down the road.

And more important, Jesus is with us to guide and protect you through it all. Whether it’s a project or a complicated, tiring situation.  

So, if you happen to be working something that’s making you a little crazzzy, maybe you just need to walk away for a day. Tomorrow a perfect solution might just appear.

Until next time, enjoy your day and the journey

Adele

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Published by Adele

Writer, Pianist, Quilter Weaving Fabric With Faith.

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