Kids are not the only ones who have a hard time keeping still. As adults, we too can be fidgety and unable to keep still. Especially when it comes to wanting God to move in an area of our life and it's seems a slow process. Cue the fidget spinner. However, sometimes when you want to move, you have to be still.
I’ll be honest, being still is hard for me as well. I’m one of those women that likes to multi-task, which can be a blessing and a curse.
there are times we want to move and are “fidgety” because we’re afraid.
A blessing because I’m able to focus on more than one task. A curse because rarely do I finish the task at hand or it takes me longer to do so.
By the same token, there are times we want to move ahead of God, and are “fidgety” because we’re afraid.
We’re afraid of not being in full control of a situation. We may be afraid that if WE don't do something the situation will have a disastrous outcome like the Israelites did.
They were afraid and panicked because Pharaoh was coming against them with his army at the Red Sea:
10 As Pharaoh approached, the people of Israel looked up and panicked when they saw the Egyptians overtaking them. They cried out to the Lord. - Exodus 14:10
Although not on the Red Sea level, I've had moments of FOMO (fear of missing out). I don’t want to admit it, but I do become somewhat anxious in my thoughts. The anxiousness can sometimes paralyze me into thinking that God will not move on my behalf.
Moses teaches us a valuable lesson in his statement to the Israelites who were trapped between Pharaoh's army and the Red Sea:
13 And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. - Exodus 14:13
When you’re in the midst of a crisis, it’s really easy to panic.
Not to mention Satan, the enemy of your soul wants first bids for your mind, will and emotions. He baits us to make you and I believe the Lord won’t move on our behalf.
If we’re not careful, we’ll be so busy focusing on our circumstances that we won’t see the salvation or the deliverance of God right in the middle of it.
Psalm 46:10 boldly declares these words from the Lord:
Be still, and know that I am God
That’s not a question or a suggestion. That’s an emphatic statement from the Lord Himself.
He's saying to us BE STILL, know and trust that HE is the God who will MOVE for you.
Let’s take God at His Word. BE STILL, and wait for Him to move on your behalf.