We are most effective in everything we do, when we learn the skill of being still. It’s in the quiet that we find our perspectives sharpened, able to hear God with clarity and get in touch with our authentic selves in the process. Comparing, competing and striving are the weeds that need pulling out in the quiet. It always leaves us feeling less than we are, discontent with where we’re at and sends us off-course along the way.
In quietness is strength
It’s in the quietness, when time stops, that we notice how big God is, and how small our circumstance. Suddenly that which troubled us, and that which made us frail, melts away in the sweetness of His presence. These quiet moments are the oxygen for our souls. They need to form part of our daily living, where we seek those moments out to connect with God and ourselves. Our ears should be tuned into Him at all times, and our spirits open to feel His leading in big and small matters.
Let’s not get caught up in the fast-paced world we’re living in, but let’s purposefully find those quiet moments we so desperately need, so we can make alterations and changes that’s needed to remain aligned with God and our authentic selves.
17 And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.
18 My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.
15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength