What is being still in God?
I have a friend who tells me to be still in God. I try so hard to think of what this means, but to be quite honest, I really don’t know what it means. I think of sitting still and not moving, because as humans that is what our definition of being still is, but being still in God, no clue. Then one day, I began to really think about just what being still in God means.
Listening to too many voices
I was talking to a friend about a situation I was in. I knew in my heart that I was to be still in God, but as well know, we can listen to others way too much in situations like this. We have people who mean well trying to give us advice and usually that advice, that is meant to help us, can cause us more harm than good.
My friends were telling me to do things, to have actions that would make this thing happen. I knew that was not what I was supposed to do. I knew that I had to simply be still in God.
It does not mean being physically still
Being still in God does not necessarily mean sitting still and not moving, although it can mean that. It means not doing anything physically. When we are trusting God to do something and we feel that we need to be still, we need to not do anything and let God work. Some people might say this kind of means to let go and let God. We can still pray about this thing, but we are not to try to do anything to make it happen unless truly led by God. We need to let Him work.
It can be soooo hard
This can be the hardest thing to do, because we all like to do things to make things happen. What we do not realize is that sometimes when we interfere, we might mess things up. We can even prolong what God is doing, which is not really good.
Just Be Still
So, when you feel as if God is telling you to be still, remember it does not mean to not do anything. You can pray and pray and pray, but do not take action. Be patient for God to do what He needs and listen to Him in everything you do.