Always going. Doesn't slow down for anyone or anything.
By nature, we are competitive.
Always striving to achieve the next level, oftentimes neglecting what or who we encounter along the way.
We become so wrapped up in the destination, that we lose sight of the journey.
I like to think that these are the moments that God uses to really speak to us. He prepares us for great things and asks that we just be obedient.
We always want to go and often envision that God is preparing us for just that, to go. But I think more often than not, He desires for us to just be still.
I find myself wanting to go a lot lately for many reasons.
If you've read any of my blogs on my personal blog, you'll recall that I have lost both my mom and my dad in the past twelve years. I'm also an only child and what family I do have, I'm not that close to. I have no real deep family ties to Muskogee or Oklahoma in general.
I'm young. I'm in good health. I could easily pack up and leave.
But the more and more antsy I became, the more and more I began to realize that He just wanted me to be still.
I don't know that I will ever leave Muskogee or Oklahoma. Maybe I will, maybe I won't.
But I do know that in the past six months I've learned to be more obedient to what He wants.
If you find yourself in a place in your life where you just want to run, whether for good reasons or bad, I encourage you to take time and just be still.
You might be exactly where God wants you to be. He may be preparing you for something great and that something could only happen where you are now.
Waiting is never fun and patience certainly isn't something that I'm good at. But in this season of being still, I've learned so many valuable things that I never would have learned had I made a move I wasn't ready for.
There is still so much for me to learn here.
So many more lives to pour into and have pour into mine.
Find some time this week to just be still. You'd be surprised what He will reveal to you in those moments.
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Until next time,