There are times on this journey where I feel lost, dazed, and confused. It’s like God is taking me somewhere but I am blindfolded. I have no clue where I am going, what step is next. I get so wrapped up in trying to figure out what’s my next move and I have absolutely no idea what move that is. In these times the best thing to do is to be still. There are periods of rest during a long journey. We do not always have to be constantly moving. We don’t always have to be doing something. Our flesh says go, go, go and God says wait here a little while. Being in motion can keep us from seeing things along the way. It’s like being in a car and everything you pass by is a blur. You have to stop or slow down to really be able to see clearly. You wouldn’t drive 95 mph in a thunderstorm. At this point I am being cognizant of what God wants me to see and understand. I don’t want to miss out on an important lesson. I am a child sitting anxiously to hear what the Father has to say.
My only job is to be still and to remove distractions in my life. TV, cell phone, even loved ones can take away from that much needed time that needs to be spent with God. I want to learn to meditate in Him. Not only clearing those physical distractions but also the distractions of the mind. That feeling of go,go, go keeps my mind racing 24/7 when just as my body needs to be still, so does my mind. How powerful would it be if we could totally clear our minds of the unnecessary clutter? Things would be so much clearer. Instead we keep our minds full of crap. How am I going to pay my bills? Should I change jobs? Should I move? Should I get back into school? Half the time our minds are so distracted by these questions when God’s answer to all of them is just to BE STILL and TRUST HIM. Stop asking questions. Stop trying to figure things out. It is already worked out for our good so just be patient and let everything fall into place. (This is advice that I need to follow myself). It’s okay to do nothing some times and in doing nothing just fill your mind with God;s presence. Always knowing that He is near and has a master plan for you. I find myself just saying “shhhhhh….”out loud and asking for the peace of God when my mind is going 100 mph. Sounds so simple but God can do anything in an instant even give you instant peace.
So lets stop trying to run our own lives and cause our own confusion. The world makes us think that we should always be on the go and that if we aren’t then we are lazy. That simply is not true. Follow God’s direction even if that means to do nothing but seek His face. I am a type A personality and always looking for my next step but God is telling me that there is no next step right now. Just bask in His glory and fill everything that I am with Him.
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. -Psalm 46:10