One of my favorite scriptures in the bible has become
Let us stop there and think about what is being said in today's busy world. We don't stop to take in the words that we are saying, or others may be telling us. Why is this so? My thoughts are that society has set us up to believe we have to keep going to be ahead. God is calling us to STOP. Listen, and learn of his ways. When we are still, all movement fails to exist. Yes, even the thoughts in our mind should stop. Doing this allows us to see the world around us and what its demanding from us daily. Ladies, it's hard. It's hard to be a single mother, a wife, daughter, first lady, friend, and so much more. We get pulled in so many directions. Failure, or should i say quitting, isn't an option. We were are the cooks, cleaners, drivers, doctors, lawyers, nurtures, friends, and a good listener. So many titles with so many meanings.
The reason this scripture has been such a blessing in my life these last few months is because of the peace it brings with it. When I feel fear or get lonely, I can hear God whisper to me, "Be Still." Immediately I ask myself where and why do I have this feeling. I can't get to that place if I didn't first learn to stop. I understand, you may say. I'm not like others. I can't just stop. If I do, then my family will suffer. Or I may lose the job. This is not what I am asking of you. I'm merely trying to get you to see your before and after effects of being still. You can continue to go down the path of businesses for the rest of your life. Or you can choose today to STOP. Be still and know that he is God.
Ladies, my challenge for you all this week is to be still for 15 minutes. Get away from everything. Phones down, TV's off, and your worries set aside. You can use the bathroom, the car, your closet ( I love my alone time in the closet) the bedroom wherever you can devote the time. You can turn on soft music if it helps you to focus. The primary purpose is to sit in God's presence and allow him to do the rest. I love you guys. I can't thank you enough for allowing me to share my journey with you.
How hard do you find it to stop and become still?
What are some ways that you are practicing being still now?
What topic would you like me to discuss next?