Could it be, that our most productive, progressive and effective posture right now, is rest? Maybe this turmoil is all for us to yield? A season of slow? A surrender and peaceful posture? Is this a Selah moment? I woke up hearing…
“If you have not found Rest in this time, you are missing ME. It is time to yield.” ~ God
What are you missing because you are too busy to see or find Rest. What current posture…whether it be spiritual, mental or physical…is keeping you distracted? We often work so hard to fill the void. What happens when all the things that feed the busy-ness STOP. All the things that race through our minds. Our thoughts.
To pay attention to our thoughts, the noise must stop. So many are afraid of the silence that comes with stopping, that they fill it with whatever noise they can. We are so used to the noise that when it does stop, panic sets in because the thoughts we have heard were not ground in truth.
Could it be that all this time, the things you thought and felt weren’t really true? Could it be that your thoughts and emotions may have misguided you?
Wisdom says “don’t believe everything you think and feel.”
Believe it or not, you are not the sum of what you think and feel. Thoughts and emotions are possibilities. They were meant to be indicators, yet some of us have allowed them to become distractors. They are not there to take as a certainty…an absolute. Process your thoughts and feelings before you believe them. They were not meant to govern you. They were not meant to be the foundation to which you make decisions.
The foundational truth I go to is Galatian 5:22. If I am NOT love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control…then I am NOT grounded in Truth. Then I am not standing in what God says I am. I ask myself “Am I being Peace? Am I being Love right now?” If not, it is a very intentional switch…I decide in that moment to say or do something that ignites peace or love. For example, speak a blessing over someone or something in my life.
Peace be still. Breathe. Tell fear to go, in the name of the One True King…He is still on the throne.
“Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” ~ Hebrews 12:2
“THE Lord (God) says to my Lord (the Messiah), Sit at My right hand, until I make Your adversaries Your footstool.” ~Psalm 110:1
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