Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Be Still and Know

I love my life, with my insane schedule of work, school, church, friends, and family. However, I tend to let my life get a little too crazy. I hate telling people no. To me, the worst feeling in the world is feeling like I disappointed someone. I thrive off feeling needed, leading me to overcommit myself. They're always good things that I commit too, but I just can't say yes to everything. There has to be a line that I draw, a boundary, so that I have time for the things that are truly important.

Yesterday I was getting ready for the day and trying to figure out how I was going to get everything done and realized that I just couldn't!! I can't do everything, I'm only human! God was just speaking to me and brought Psalm 46:10 to mind: Be still and know that I am God. Of course, it "just so happens" that I have been playing the SCC song "Be Still and Know" recently. It is hard for me to be still. Hard for me to say no. Hard for me to be humble and say, "I'm sorry. I can't do that." It's hard for me to set aside my projects/things I'm doing and focus on people or meditate on the Word. But it's something I must remind myself to do because it's SO very important!!!

So I'm trying to take little steps. Trying to consciously make decisions that leave me in a good position, with time to Be still from the constant running-around of life and to make sure my priorities stay in place.

I encourage you to take a few moments today to be still before the Lord. Just close your eyes and take a deep breath!! Relax! It will bring the sunshine back into your day. Know that He is God. He is faithful. He is good. He is eternal. He is powerful. He has a plan. So be still and rest in that.


Katrina said...

Hi Molly girl,

I was glad to be a part of one of your "Be Still" moments today! Thanks for taking the time out of your crazy life to connect with your Momma! You come by your pleaser personality naturally. It does get easier to say no as you get older!

Me :)

Sharon said...

HI, I know exacly what you mean about always wanting to please everyone, and not being able to say "no", that is exacly how I am!
Good advice, we need to take some time out and just relax!