Be still, and listen

Hello my friends!

What if I told you my struggles, would you judge me or feel comforted by them? Whatever your answer may be, I’d like to share something with you.

I want to confess to you that I recently accepted the fact that well, I can be or am addicted to working too much. I believe workaholic,”  is the term used for those of us who can’t or won’t allow themselves to stop working. My dictionary app actually defines the word workaholic as a person who works compulsively at the expense of other pursuits. 

I find myself constantly doing something and never finding time to simply relax and be still. Last week, as our Bible study gathered to ask for prayer request, I shared how I have been feeling defeated yet I can’t seem to know how or even desire to stop doing all the things that I do because I deeply do enjoy them all. Can you relate? I give myself deadlines as if I had to meet someones expectations which are simply my own. And don’t even get me started on the fact that “if it isn’t perfect, i’m not finished with it,” and that’s exactly how I treat my work as I cut hair and shave beards or edit videos for a new You Tube project a good friend and I began in January. Feel free to check us out at La Verdad Network

This week in trying to actually be still has been really hard for me (as you can tell because I’m writing this post instead of relaxing). But I’ve also learned that God is always patiently waiting for me to come back to Him, as He waits for you too my friend. “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” ~Hebrews 13:5 ESV

I’m grateful for the woman He has been shaping me into and for the fact that I can now clearly see how much more confidence He has given me to do so many things, His way and on His timing. I’ve realized that the things that I’m committed to are not simply for my own selfish desires, nor for attention seeking, but to glorify Him alone and that’s what keeps me going. But I confess, sometimes I forget that don’t have power, God does. I’m only here to fulfill the calling He has for my life, but apart from Him I can do nothing. 

There’s a message only you can preach. There are people only you can reach. ~Kyle Winkler

Be your own brand of beautiful because God needs YOU and I for His kingdom here on Earth. There’s a season for rest and a season to work hard, but we always need to be willing to be silent in order to hear Gods voice.

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven… a time to keep silence, and a time to speak…” ~Ecclesiastes 3:1,7 ESV

It’s not wrong to work hard, but it is necessary to be still and allow God to guide us as we pursue what we’re working towards.

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace towards me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.” ~ 1 Corinthians 15:10

My friends, work hard for that business you want, that wedding you’ve dreamed of, and that house you want to purchase, but trust God and believe that He will deliver on His timing and His way.

Trust God, and Do Good 🙂

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