On any given day at any given time, I am mult-tasking. Really! I am the Queen of Mult-tasking. I can easily cook dinner, shop online, help out with homework and write all at the same time (I actually did this the other day). I know that is not good…don’t even ask me why I do it!
Life can often feel so very rushed. The problem with multi-tasking and living out life ‘in the fast lane’ is that when we come to the end of a day, it is very hard to ‘turn our brains off’.
We have to purposely slow down and be still! Just pause…take a breath and exhale. God desires this more than anything. He wants us to just wait before Him. There is so much He wants to tell us and show us but our busy minds can’t pause long enough to hear from Him.
There is a constant battle that takes place in our mind. When we pause…wait and be still before our Lord, He is able to speak to us and give us direction. Even if we are not busy or multi-tasking, our attention can still be on other things preventing us from hearing from God. He is our Father and just like with any good relationship, we have to invest time. In a busy and often fast paced world, we have to remember that He gives us peace!
Psalms 46:10 (NIV)
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,I will be exalted in the earth.”
Psalms 37:7 (NIV)
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Hebrews 11:6 (NLT)
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him.
Psalms 27:14 (NIV)
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.