Resisting the Quiet
I’m resisting the quiet.
My world is buzzing with busyness.
I’m consumed by “to do” lists that never end… personal and professional.
I welcome it. I actually tend to thrive in a world of busy.
However, I get the nagging feeling that I need to be quiet. I need to be still.
But I’m dodging it.
I can feel it when I have a few moments of unplanned time and I get anxious about the things that I’m not doing.
I can feel it when I’m focused on one project but toiling over needing to be doing another.
Today I read a few wise words from Patsy Clairmont:
“It’s wise to stop every once in a while and ask ourselves, ‘Where am I?’ and ‘Where am I going?'”
I think that’s why I’m resisting the quiet.
I think I’m afraid that if I slow down I might:
1) Simply crash and not be able to get back to business
2) Hear God tell me that I’m not listening
3) Realize I’m not going the right way
Most leaders are busy. That’s just a part of it. But being busy for busyness sake is dangerous.
When we’re too busy to listen… when we’re too busy to embrace needed moments of quiet, we leave ourselves open to going the wrong way.
Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21