Stand Still and Wait

It is a very busy world we live in. Every day we hear voices all around us telling us how we can be better. If you do this or that you will be a better person at what you do and where you are. If you buy this cream your skin will not age. If you parent this way, you children will turn out the way you always dreamed. If you make this investment, retirement will be easier for you. If you go to this college, you will be sure to get that perfect job. If you go on this dating website, you will find the perfect person to marry. The ways to get better go on and on. The voices get louder and louder as we continue to follow them to wherever we want to go or whatever we want to become. Those who want us better will keep us going in all directions. We will spend money, lose sleep, become frustrated and depressed and often lose relationships as we travel on this path. Honestly, we all want to be better at what we do and who we are but God’s way is always the best. I have learned, and I am still learning, that if I want to be the best person God wants me to be that means I need to at times “stand still” to get better. I am not saying that we don’t reach out to others, but there are more powerful moments when we cease the activity and just wait on God. It is so much harder to stand still and wait for God to move and show you direction. To be quiet enough to hear His voice. It requires courage to stand still and not lose hope and to submit to His will for our life. For those grieving today because of the many losses you have experienced in your life, stand still and wait on God and see how your perspective changes. His presence will empower you to have the wisdom you need to make the right decisions.  Activity can rob you and bring you to a destination that God did not mean for you, but He loves you enough to have you make your own choices. It is time to get back where God wants you. I am praying for you today.

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