Pauses can sometimes lead to being "stuck," but instead, use it to reset, refocus and remind yourself why you can't give up!
Pause that is good is when anger needs to subside, or to keep resentment from being on the rise
Pause that is healthy is when prayer needs to be said, to calm, soothe, or dissolve the raging red
Pause before responding out of willful intent to hurt or pierce with words
Pause instead of jumping to wrong conclusions before the whole explanation is heard
But a pause that has life on hold because of hurt and disappointment that unfolds.
Or a pause that causes the heart to grow cold because of manipulation, deceit, and intentional lies told
That's the pause to be weary of for it presents initially to be harmless as a dove
That kind of pause allows bitterness to set in and presents resentment and isolation as a win-win
That kind of pause delays dreams and healing and makes it harder for the heart to see prayers answered though they are revealing
That pause presses pessimism and skepticism and suppresses optimism and faith-ism
True, sometimes life's choices cause a pause.
Yes, at times unwise decisions cease positive applause
Sure, it's okay to cry, shout or vent it out
However, it is not okay to concede to pity's bout
Get up and fight for the royal priesthood you are
Stand up to the negativity that comes by freight train, bus, or car
Pause and Pray for renewed eyes to see
Pause and Praise in advance for the continued blessings coming to thee
Pause when a reset of mind, spirit, and body is needed
Pause to rejuvenate and reboot so God's guidance can be seen, heard, and heeded.
Pause to re-gain focus on what's next and the manifestation of the dreams shown
Pause to go after the desires of the heart, even if alone
Pause to gain new momentum, inspiration, and revived dedication
Pause to be reminded of goals, objectives and hopes without all of the reservation
Pause only to regroup, refocus, and re-energize
Pause only for a moment, not long enough to cause momentum to be petrified
"And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed." ~Mark 1:35 (ESV)