This is something I have recently challenged myself to work on. While this blog has been a glorious outlet to my rambling thoughts, it has also made me even more aware of their abundance! I am on an inexhaustible quest for answers and I frequently interact with people desperately searching for solutions (or I choose to view my daily life from that context…hmmm…). To be vulnerably honest, I like having the answers. I take pride in it. And when I don’t have the answer; when my overly analytical brain just can’t seem to finalize the intricate puzzle I’m trying to complete, I typically throw my hands up and say, “Ok God, I can’t make it anymore, I’m at the end of my rope, I don’t think I’m going to be able to do this any longer.”
Something a friend said the other night has stuck with me the past few days – it is in that moment, when my face is twisted in anguish, scrunched up in frustration, stone set in bitterness, that God says, “Thank you for letting me step in now.” Because He does have the answers, I simply need to quiet myself and listen for them.
I’ve just started this book, a great read for anyone who might find themselves up to the challenge of being quiet.