“Be still and know that I am God; The original Hebrew root of be still doesn’t mean be quiet; it mean let go.” That’s very different, don’t you think? Let go and know that I am God! Let go of trying to control your spouse! Let go of your worries about finances! Let go of your difficulties in life! Let go of your past! Let go of what you cannot control – and rest in the knowledge that God is in control.
A friend of mine posted the quote above from a bible verse on Facebook. As I struggle to balance my money, family time, and private time all with a sense of peace, this quote really resonated with me. So often we try to make things happen or worrying endlessly about our situations. I have always thought that worrying doesn’t change what already is in my life, and trying to force thing to go as planned has also not boded too well for me. It’s a faith walk to believe that something bigger, wiser, and better than you may be able to assist you in achieving your wildest dreams. I have had friends tell me that when they got out of there own way or dropped their ego and prayed, everything came into place. We don’t totally understand how electricity works, but we trust when we flip the switch we have light. That belief is necessary to let God guide you through this journey of life. Maybe when we put our dreams out there we aren’t supposed to micromanage how they will come to fruition. Easier said than done, right?
What if we started each day, ended each day, or even found a quiet time in the middle of the day to meditate, pray, or simply be silent. When we are so busy with various tasks and to-do lists, we don’t allow for God, or a higher intuition, to speak to us… or we just can’t hear it with all the background noise of our lives.
Could we also keep a constant belief that things will work out, that we are right where we are supposed to be in this very moment? Several religions speak on this practice. Just as the bible says, “let go and let God.” He knows what we want and desire, and if he is a benevolent God then why wouldn’t he help us achieve it? By having this confidence in the universe in which we live in, how would our lives, our stress levels, and our sense of peace be different?
Being a type A person myself I totally get the “if it is meant to be it is up to me” philosophy. I have no patience. However, some of the best things in my life have unfolded in ways I could have never imagined. These events would not have come to fruition without my complete surrender to God. It was such a jump for me to put full faith in him and let go, however doing so has brought forth peace and new, positive experiences in my life.
Try going throughout your day putting your intentions out there, taking a breath in the passenger seat of life while waiting to see how God brings you to where you are meant to be.