Be Still – Psalm 46:10

Be still and know that I am God.

Psalm 46:10

Last week, I worked on today’s scripture of quieting my spirit. I felt things have been very busy for months and I just needed to take a step back and focus on purpose and intention. I have some home projects I am working on, personal projects I am working on, and honestly, too much that needs to be done in between work and ministry. And we must not forget that fall is coming so all I really want to do is drink coffee with my homemade coconut milk creamer, eat pumpkin bread, travel, and spend time with Gabe. Yes, the missing part in all of that is going to work where we make money to pay the bills LOL! This time each year, I love the anticipation of what is to come and even the excited feelings as the temperature dips into the high 80’s. September always reminds me that good things are the way! If you find that your spirit is tired, just take this week to stop! Stop all the constant of social media, pleasing others, saying yes to everything, feeling the need to be an overachiever, and just stop. Last week I had to work but outside of that, I focused on rest and doing things that create balance in my life like getting my hair colored and a facial. Both my hair and facials keep me feeling like I am treating my body well. My once hair stylist has now become a true friend who now knows just what to do when I sit down in her chair and I say I am feeling blah, I need something LOL! She and I spend our time together talking about food, fashion, health, and skincare. Any girl that can talk for hours about all of the above is defiantly someone I need in my life. In addition, I made some decisions about things that I wanted to work on and put focus to those things that leave me feeling out of balance. Sometimes the things that leave us out of balance need more focus than the things that keep us in balance because the out of balance things need a resolve. It takes focus and intention to come up with solutions for things in our lives that require change. God came in after days of being still and poured out his quietness like rain. Saturday morning, I woke up with complete peace and clarity.

If you are struggling with exhaustion, be still! Yes, we have to go to work but the constant of today’s world can leave us drained. I am always faithful to my workouts but last week, I just took some time off. Again, I am typically very faithful but sometimes, God just wants me to stop the hustle in many areas. Trust God to fill the gaps. That is hard for me but last week, I said Lord not my works but thy works is what will accomplish your will for my life. I don’t have to be enslaved to working to make things happen. I can rest and trust you to fulfill your purpose in my life.

Wishing you all a restful week of stillness! Take some time to reflect. Enjoy what is to come as we welcome a soon coming season shift! Happy Monday!

Traci