(originally posted on: Becoming Rooted)
“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
It seems our society thrives on busyness. There never seems to be enough time in the day to balance school, work, and relationships with others..much less finding time to relax. Finding stillness in everyday life has always been so difficult for me. No matter how hard I try, it seems what I do will never be enough. I’ve begun to ask myself, why is it so hard for me to stop and seek stillness in the presence of God?
But maybe that’s the problem. Jesus never asked us to try so hard. He never asked us to over-commit ourselves and our schedules. Instead, he begs us to just be still and know. It’s okay to not commit to every social event. It’s okay to take time for yourself. It is okay to seek rest, relaxation, and stillness.
By taking a few moments for ourselves and investing in our relationship with God, we are seeking stability. We are seeking rest. It seems so hard to just stop and rest in the age of FOMO (fear of missing out) and social media. It is vulnerable to stop our busyness and give time to our God.
But it is ultimately important that we find more security in seeking stillness and being with Him, instead of cramming our schedules so full that we forget Who is truly in control. If we are seeking stillness, we will find ourselves secure. If we are too busy for the God who created us, insecurity will ultimately ensnare us.
I struggle so much with making time for God. But I’ve started to realize that spending five or ten minutes with Him daily makes all the difference in the world. A good relationship with Him requires stillness.
Let’s start pressing pause every once in a while, and allow ourselves to be filled up by the goodness of God. Let’s strive for stillness together.
“Come to me all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29