Sometimes the hardest thing for me to do is to be still. I read verses like Psalm 46: 10a (NKJ – “Be still and know that I am God . . .”) and Psalm 37:7a (ESV – “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him . . .”), and I think that’s all well and good, but there are things I can (and should) be doing in the mean time. Life is busy, my “to do” list is growing as I sit, and shouldn’t I be doing something?
Yet it’s often when I feel the push to complete a ‘to do list’, to get words onto the page, or to sort out a problem, or grow/maintain a good habit that I most often need to stop for a moment. Because I can get too lost in my own head with my reasoning and debating and over-analysis and lose sight of the fact it does not (and should not) all be up to me. As one who professes to be a Christ-follower, I am not to take the lead role. That’s is what following entails, does it not? Letting someone else take the lead?
So rather than continue to wrestle with my lists and thoughts and words (and blog posts – I’ve deleted a lot between last night and this morning), I’m going to be still. My mind needs a rest and my spirit a refreshing.