I don’t know why I thought I had to ask for permission but I did.
Sometimes I still do.
The days and moments rush by so fast that surely I had to get someone’s approval.
…to breathe and complete an entire thought before rushing.onto.the.next.thing.
To slow long enough to pay attention to both the truths and emotions of something before blowing it off and moving on.
Letting myself be still and listen instead of being hustled by loud and distracting.
I can find myself chasing shallow fleeting thoughts about purpose to find God instead of seeking God so that I don’t miss His purpose.
Too many times I forget that if I’m seeking Him, being still with Him, listening and resting in Him, He simply won’t let me miss anything He has for me.
Isaiah 26:3 says You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.
Perfect. Constant. Peace.
I don’t know that I always believe there even is such a thing.
But there’s a condition…a mind that is stayed on, committed to, leaned on and hoping confidently in Him.
I had it all backwards.
Rather than asking for permission to have a complete thought, I must fight for, prioritize and push all the rest of life back to make room for them. To make room for Him.
To be still with Him.
To listen for Him.
To rest in Him.
Without the slowness of a complete thought, a mind leaned on Jesus doesn’t exist.
Neither does peace.