Sunday, February 12, 2012

Overworked and Underwhelmed? Maybe It's Time to Be Still With God

Do you ever feel like you're constantly playing catch-up? 

Juggling work, family, health, faith, and a never-ending to-do list can leave even the most organized person feeling overwhelmed.  Christian leaders are especially susceptible to this struggle.  We're driven to serve others and share our faith, but how can we be effective when we're constantly on the go?

Many of us find solace in the familiar words of Psalm 46:10: "Be still, and know that I am God."  But being still can feel counterintuitive in our fast-paced world.  Isn't getting things done how we create value and make a difference?

The truth is, if we're not careful, our busyness can become a form of idolatry.  Ministry work itself can take precedence over our relationship with God.  We may find ourselves working harder and harder, yet seeing minimal progress.  That's when the message of Psalm 46:10 hits home:  "Be still, and know that I am God."

Are you turning up the effort but not seeing the results you desire?  Perhaps it's time to prioritize stillness and deepen your connection with God.  This doesn't mean abandoning your responsibilities.  Instead, it's about finding a balance between action and reflection, service and surrender.

By prioritizing stillness, we can become more effective leaders, experience a deeper relationship with God, and ultimately, create a greater impact for His Kingdom.


  1. So very true!

  2. Great post and you're so right! I find it hard to be still sometimes. When I'm still, my mind wanders with what I need to get done, want to do, or just randomness. Being still with God is definitely a chill I'm trying to develop.

  3. I can really realate right now. Thanks!

  4. Dont forget the end of the verse. Be still and know that I am God I WILL be exalted among the nations. Dont want you becoming a bible chopper lol

  5. stephen.. lolz...
    lifting it out of context is mainly my argument against bible chopping.

  6. The church needs people like you man! We can get so comfortable reading the verses spoonfed and preprocessed for us through sermons, books and devotionals etc.