Updated: Jan 29, 2021
One of my biggest objectives this year is to SLOW DOWN. ✋🏼🏃🏼♀️⚠️
So much to do and not enough hours in the day. Who else feels this way?! I know I do, but take heart, there is another way! A better way. God’s way.
Recently I heard a podcast about the difference between urgency and importance. In a world of instant gratification, this has become an extremely powerful discernment for me. We are often “busy.” Busy going to Target, busy cleaning the house, busy at gym, busy cooking, busy being busy. None of these things are bad things, it is the matter in which we do them.
If something is “urgent” we feel as if it can not wait one more second, but God calls us to “Be still” If we can not wait for something, we are often times not ready for it. I know what you’re thinking…Nicole, I don’t have time to be still. My reply to you is that you don’t have time NOT to be. Taking 10-15 minutes out of your morning to spend in the goodness of God’s word can change your entire day.
This morning I woke up and immediately began the list in my head of everything I need to “get done” today. Then I remembered what God has called me to do lately, to slowwww down and spend time with Him, so I did, and the results were more instantly gratifying than anything this world could offer me.
He led me to read Isiah:55 (so much goodness in one chapter, ahh!) but what I feel called to share with you from it this morning is this:
“Come, everyone who thirst, come to the water: and he who has no money, come buy and eat…without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?”
The peace God offers is FREE y’all. We all like free things, this is like the ultimate BOGO. Not only does spending time in the presence of the Lord renew and refresh you, but it pleases God too! Instead of constantly striving after the world, trying to accomplish it all on our own, let’s step back and let God do what only God can do. Let His words restore you, lead you in peace, and equip you to accomplish all which He has called you.
Much love💕 Always, Nicole