Today’s wellness thought is not involved but it’s not always easy. Take some time to be quiet. Yes, that is what I said, quiet. Shut off the TV and the music. Find a corner away from the rest of the family. That may mean you need to go somewhere outside your home, or maybe just to the basement and shut the door. I suggest beginning by taking time to be thankful for all you have and the people in in your life. Then just ask God what He wants to tell you and then, be quiet. It’s hard but just let your mind think through it’s thoughts. The pace will eventually slow and you may or may not “land” on a thought that you just can’t “shake” off. Write that thought down and really ponder it. (Ponder, isn’t that a great word) Soak in that thought. If you are lead look up a verse that seems to tie to your thought but don’t rush to do an involved, all-inclusive study of the all the verses connected to the original one. Just stay put. Your time may not be enough to “finish” the thought. That’s okay. When you have to physically move on you still have your note to yourself. Return to that note in the days to come until you feel that you have worked it all the way through and come to a conclusion, conviction or plan. Record that outcome -and date it. You may need to come back to it in the upcoming year to remind yourself what the Lord told you.
This kind of time keeps up from being swayed by everything that comes into or by our lives. Some of them very good ideas but they might not be for you at this point in your life. We are happier, more content and peace-filled when we know who God is, who we are, and where we are headed. We may not know all the details of any of those areas but that’s where faith comes in!
Would you share where you go or how you “get quiet”? You just might encourage someone else to try.