As I fell asleep last night, my mind boggled and I felt restless. Every ounce of me was trying to just rest, but my mind refused to shut down. I began praying and in the middle of my prayer I thought ” I really need prayer” then I thought ” Is that selfish?”, but God reassured me that it is not wrong to need prayer and to openly admit that. I could not find peace and my thoughts were relentless therefore, I grabbed my phone and asked someone close to me for prayer. Sometimes our minds explode and when this happens it feels almost impossible to just be still. We have to go here. We have to go there. We have to see them. It is extremely easy in the midst of our frazzled state to put God at a distance. I had felt for a while that I needed to spend more time in my bible and get in control of the my thoughts and my “I have to do everything” mindset.
I awoke this morning and began reading my devotional that seemed to fit perfectly with what was weighing on my heart and mind. A section read: “When you bring Me prayer requests, lay out your concerns before Me. Speak to Me candidly; pour out your heart. Then thank Me for the answers that I have set into motion long before you cam discern results. When your requests come to mind again, continue to thank Me for the answers that are on the way. If you keep on stating your concerns to Me, you will live in a state of tension. When you thank Me for how I am answering your prayers, your mind-set becomes much more positive.”
What a beautiful reminder. Be still and pour out your heart to your heavenly Father. Be open about your concerns and then thank him for listening and being there for you! Trust that it is all in His hands and then quietly just let it be. After I finished my prayer time, I proceeded to make some tea where God surprisingly reassured me in an unexpected way. Who knew a tea bag could hold so much truth? Praise the Lord for his constant reminders!
Lose the business.
Be still—-> He is GOD!