I’m not very good at being still. In fact, I’m a big believer in the old phrase, “Don’t just stand there, do something.” I don’t think it’s just me, because we all have become a society of very busy people. Our schedules are packed and our time has become a premium. We are an on-the-go people who don’t believe in wasting time for anything.
Sadly, I find myself not slowing down long enough to see or hear God. I don’t like to be still, and come to think of it, being quiet makes me uncomfortable.
I was recently reading Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.” And it hit me, is it possible that being still is required in knowing and seeing God?
Maybe I need to stop more often, just to hear the birds sing. Maybe I need to “waste some time” watching the sunrise or set. Maybe I need to turn off the background noise of a TV or radio, and just listen, as I read God’s word or pray. And maybe, just maybe, instead of being a “Don’t just stand there, do something,” type person, I can turn it around and become a “Don’t do something, just stand there for a while,” type person.
Have I mentioned that I’m not very good at being still?