Isn’t life so busy? It is challenging at times to incorporate God into your busy schedules. Given there are only 24 hours in a day, how can we possibly manage our time well with so many things to do. Whether it be just trying to hold down a job, attending to the needs of your spouse, keeping the house tidy, whilst your Toddler undoes every bit of neatening you just did or whether you’re studying.
Sometimes, you just need to take a moment, step out from the cloud of your situation or busyness and as we read in Psalm 46:10, be still.
“Be still and know that He is God”
This then makes you question, what does it mean to be still? Do I have to literally stand still? This meaning is so versatile. For example, did you know even during an intense hour before your deadline, you can be still. When your baby is screaming, and you feel like you are about to crumble, right in that moment you can be still.
The word ‘still’ can mean; motionless, silence, without moving, quietude, stationary. But according to the Strong’s Concordance, the word still here, means to ‘let go’.
Sometimes, you just need to step away and let go. Have time alone with yourself which will allow you to be comfortable with God, in the silence. I believe especially as Charismatics it is so easy to go to God with all our prayers, and words and noise. Yet miss the heart of what God is trying to respond. We can struggle to be still and quiet before God.
Whether it be, going for a quiet walk, putting your phone away, baking, going to the gym, painting or simply closing your eyes and resting and basking in His presence. I believe there is so much power and breakthrough in finding out how to let go, in the moment of stress and calamity and, “Be still and know that He is God”. When your flesh is tempting you to worry, to try and work things out in your mind, sometimes as the song to the famous Disney movie ‘Frozen’ you know, but most probably haven’t seen! Let it go!
Psalm 62:8 says “Trust in Him at all times you people, pour your heart out to Him, God is a refuge” God is your safe place. Being able to trust in Him always, will sometimes involve you letting go of the want to worry, temptation to call someone to dwell on the situation for a further hour and a half, and probably end up feeling worse off. Reset your focus on Him as he can clear your clouded vision and give you clarity.
As you begin to discover more about yourself, you will discover more about God. The more honest you are with yourself, the more honest you can be with Him.
I urge you, dear Brothers and Sisters, especially in this generation of busy lives, hectic schedules, phone notifications and social media of distraction. Don’t allow these things to keep you from having moments of stillness in your walk with God.
As you receive peace, and stillness, you will find that you will be able to manage your time and day more efficiently. God wants to be involved in every part of your day. He’s there, in the stillness, in the busyness, in the rush hour and in the kitchen. Whatever you’re doing. Remember. He’s there.