Listen to this, Job; stand still and consider the wonders of God. – Job 37:14 AMP
Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth. – Psalm 46:10 AMP
Today’s culture states if you aren’t doing something you’re lazy.
If you’re not successful it’s because you aren’t busy enough.
I’ve been raised in a culture of multi-tasking: if you can’t focus on several things at once, then you aren’t the most efficient.
Unfortunately, I’ve allowed this multi-tasking mentality to seep into all areas of my life, even those that were most pleasurable and simple: I don’t just lie in bed and listen to an album anymore, I’m cleaning or cooking or driving or writing; I don’t watch TV or a movie because I’m either crafting or crocheting; sometimes I write my weekly To Do list or quick grocery trip list while in church; I’m listening to podcasts while at work; I’m watching YouTube while I’m doing my hair and make-up every morning; I crochet during bible study and say it helps me keep my focus (it’s conference call line).
My point is, is that things I should find relaxing or a certain pleasure in because it’s to help bring rest of some kind from the other busy details of the day, are still being multi-tasked.
Stillness? what’s that?
I’ve noticed I’m struggling spiritually and emotionally from not being still with God. I haven’t been making that time and I multi-task by listening to praise and worship music or a podcast/sermon. I’m waking up and letting the thoughts of the day start and take over.
I’ve been keeping myself so busy and on the go… I’ve heard God a couple times during my busy fun times warning me to get some rest. And in this rest I’ll spend time doing the healthy things I’m meant to do and focus on. One. At. A. Time.
Rest in Me.
Find true peace.
I’m starting a month of rest. I’m excited for my quiet time every day and what it’ll bring. I’m hoping for more writing and blogging, two things I’m consistently thinking of and not doing. I’m looking forward to learning more about myself.