There is a huge difference between doing nothing and being still. When you are doing nothing, your mind set is one that nothing is changing or is going to change. When your being still, you are present with God, just you and God alone, living in the power of His peace.
Alone time with God is the number one area where most people, including Christians, fail. In today’s society where we are “on” all day long, we seldom find (or make) the time to simply be alone and be still with God and let Him talk to us and teach us about Himself and about the awesome plans He has for our lives. Listen, how else are you ever going to find out what God’s plan is for your life unless you stop and take the time to listen to Him?
No one else but God knows the plan for your life. There is immense power in being still with God. Yet it takes immense power to be still with God. Why?
Well we absolutely cannot stand being totally still with ourselves. Our minds begin to take us to places we would rather not go. Our minds remind us of all of our aches and pains, and trials and tribulations, fears and worries. Instead of realizing that we are instead in the very presence of the God who created us, we begin to put ourselves first as usual and forget that the entire purpose of getting still is to be with and listen to Almighty God.
God will teach you so many wonderful things about your life. Recently God taught me that I needed to begin to focus on single goals and stop trying to do too many things. I was frustrated because I never seemed to finish anything I started, but God showed me this was because I never gave myself the time to finish strong. All of this wisdom came because I sat down in a room with my Bible and talked to God as if He were my best friend, which He is.
When was the last time you truly got still with God and let Him lead you? Let Him ease your fears. Let Him be the one in control of your life? If you don’t, you will only get your own personal best, which is always far worse than God’s best.
“Be still and know that I am God.” God did not say this just to hear His head ring!!!
With great love and hope for better tomorrow,
Pastor Brad Komgenick