Day 28 – Stop Navel Gazing!

31 days Flourish-Day

I’ve got nothing tonight.  I’ve thought about faith all day…I’ve tried to come up with something clever, profound, funny…but I’ve got nothing.

I can’t even find a picture that I really like to express my thoughts on the quality of faith.

Perhaps I need some faith that this post will somehow come together…ha ha.

I’m in Cancun this week celebrating my wedding anniversary.  I’ve had a lot of downtime…lots of reading, beach walking, people watching, sleeping, pondering my life and marriage.

And perhaps too much navel gazing…I keep coming around to Ecclesiastes 12:8

“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher.
“Everything is meaningless!”

Ever wonder what in the world you are doing here?  What in the world are you accomplishing?  What is God up to?  Comparing your life to others?  Comparing your KIDS to others?  I often get this way when I have too much time on my hands…too much navel gazing. My mind is not the friendliest place to hang out most of the time.

What does this have to do with faith?  Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

Faith even if looks wrong

Faith is confidence in God.  Confidence that my life is right where it needs to be.  Confidence that in times of calm and times of storms that I’m still His.  Stop thinking so much.  Stop navel gazing, seek Him first and the rest will (has) fall(en) into place. Besides girl…you’re in Cancun on a beautiful weeklong retreat with your main man…enjoy it!


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Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (, where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.