Sometimes I ride hunched. My shoulders are all tight and I pay for it later.
It’s not intentional. It just happens. I lean forward and grip too tight and my shoulders get really tense.
Sometimes my life is like that too.
It’s not intentional It just happens. I think too much and hold on too tight and my life gets really tense.
What I want is to ride free – to live free!
But, it slips in there and just feels natural to hunch up. I hear things like this in my head:
“If you want more you need to work harder.”
“You’ll only get there if you make it happen.”
“Focus girl! If you can only be more intentional, then the shift will happen!”
And there you have it – I’m hunched and fully living in my diagnosed RLS! [Restless Life Syndrome]
It feels so right, but it is so harmful and wrong.
- Worry steals hope from my heart.
- Anxiety says I am not doing enough.
- Overwork cloaks itself in righteous focus.
- Hunching feels like the natural and appropriate response for the diligent worker.
God’s way is so different. He offers peace that passes understanding, His yoke is easy and burden light. He wants us to live connected and work smarter not harder. He wants us to live victoriously. He offers life inside us instead of our being on our own to make things happen…
So, what’s your tell?
How do you know if you have crossed the line from resting to restless?
I am learning to ride hunch free on my bike and in my life and praying you will find your tell and take your steps to do the same!