Ya know, it’s kinda funny how most of us can’t wait to rest and relax on the weekends from our jobs or just busy weeks..
And then when opportunities rise up -unexpectedly- that would cause us to rest, we get into fight mode and want to get out of that particular “resting spot.” (Such as being sick, fired or laid off from a job, etc.)
Our first reaction is usually to combat the issue.. Because I mean we are fierce warriors, just look at us. “woah-man” is how you say woman. 😉
We don’t want to stay sick, jobless, or whatever the case may be we have to be on the go, on the move, fill our schedules up with productivity and all that good stuff.
We don’t know how to BE STILL.
As women, somehow the fight to become relevant -that our fellow women in history partook in- rolled over into our present. There’s this stigma if you will, that if we stop moving as women we will regress. We will be looked upon as weak and every other negative adjective.
BUT! We are relevant.. And we will stay relevant. Because we were created to stand out.
Even if you are doing nothing productive, not filling up your schedule, not fighting against whatever battle it is that has come up… You are STILL relevant.. Especially to Papa. 😊
In the word it says:
“The Lord will fight for you, you need only to BE STILL.” Exodus 14:14
“BE STILL, and know that I am God..” Psalm 46:10
“BE STILL before the Lord and wait patiently for Him..” Psalm 37:7
Be still, be still, be still.
There’s times to fight yes, but then there’s times to rest in knowing He fights for you, that HE is God and He is good.
Just take a moment even now to be.
Tarry in His presence, sit silently with your eyes closed, “ANNNND breatheee, just breathe..” 🎶 😄 -but seriously-
No more striving to hold on, have it all together, make sure each hour is taken up properly… Scratch the to-do list and put on there 👉 BE STILL.
Sometimes we get too carried away, with our daily routines and our overwhelming seasons that we forget we have Jesus..
It’s fairly easy to get caught up in a Martha mode with all the things that “have” to be done and by pass the Mary option which happened to be what captivated Jesus most. Jesus said Mary chose what is “BETTER” (Luke 10:38-42)
I know it may be hard to shift gears.. – I never did learn how to drive manually- but if you apply consistency it’ll get easier. ☺️
Be still princess, there’s more than enough time to be a warrior and seize the seasons ahead.. But remember, a warrior’s most effective weapon is her ability to be still, rest.
“Then I hear you say to me..
you, don’t have to do a thing,
just simply be with me and let those things go,
they can wait another minute,
this moment is too sweet,
please stay here with me, and love on me a little longer..
Cause I’m in love with you.”
(A little longer-Jenn Johnson)
Papa, in moments of extreme business, chaos, struggle, battle or whichever please help us to be still. To desire to sit at your feet and pour out our love on you. To let go and be filled up with your refreshing reassurance in just how valuable, relevant, and worthy we are as your daughters. I pray we would cling to you more than our organized life, more than the feeling of doubt that things won’t work out, and more than the confidence in our next breath..for without you we could do nothing. Thank you for being our place of refuge, safety, and comfort in the tough crazy times. For loving us.. And for your son in whose name I pray, amen.
Tanisha Poni 💜