He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” – Psalm 46:10
Whenever something less than ideal happens I try to take the time to ask myself, “Did this happened because I live post-fall? Or is God teaching me something?” Usually when God is teaching me…it involves control.
Case in point: this last week. I WAY over did it. It wasn’t a matter of my trying to prove anything, it was more my not trusting anyone else to do it. God got my attention by giving me a raging case of mastitis – which forced me to let my husband step in and help. He also gave my doctor some wise words for me, “You realize you’re asking an awful lot of your body, a very short time after major surgery, right?” Truthfully, that had never even crossed my mind, but it has now! She was telling me to BE STILL!
Being still and giving God control are closely linked in my mind. If I’m being still I can’t micro-manage, over commit, or refuse to delegate. Being still means sitting back, being quiet, and watching God do what he does best – make His perfect plan happen.
This week we covered chapters 5-9. If you have anything you want to add (I’m sure you do because these chapters were RICH!) please do so in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!