My life feels very frantic right now. I can’t really catch my breath and I’m constantly feeling edgy.
Ever been in one of those seasons?
I don’t like the feeling and I don’t like myself.
So, today while I was walking I found myself praying, “God, what’s the deal? Why am I so restless, stressed, frantic and irritated? What do I need to do?”
And just as that word “do” came out of my mouth, I felt God kind of stop me in my tracks and say:
“You don’t need to do, you need to be.”
“Be? Be what? How do I be?”
I don’t know how to be.
To be means simply to “exist or live”.
In all my frantic-ness, I’ve forgotten how to simply live.
Be still, and know that I am God.
John Ortberg says in The Me I Want to Be
My main job is to remain connected to God. When my primary focus is being present with him, everything else has a way of falling into place.
That’s what I want to be.
I just can’t figure out how to do it.
How about you?