Learning To Relax: Abiding Fruitfulness
The word of God instructs and comforts us in Isaiah 40:31, that they that wait on Him shall have their strength renewed. But most of us seem to struggle in our fast pace world to not only slow down but even to wait.
We find the urge to rush ahead, to be hurried in not just the seemingly grand things in life but even the small and simple things. We rush to get dressed in the morning, rush through prayer, rush to get the kids fed and off to their activities, all so that we can achieve some goal, that even once we have met it we still don’t quite feel fulfilled.
The truth is even though our Heavenly Father has called us to abundant life, abundant life, contrary to what today’s culture says, is not found in rushing and striving, but in resting and abiding.
Christ knows what we all must achieve in any and every given moment, but in order for us to find out what the true and primary things are we have to abide in Him, seek Him first, and wait for His guidance.
If you truly believe that He has ordered your steps, then rest in His timing and divorce the need to rush ahead. Wait on Him to renew your strength and show you the right path so that when it is time to run, you are running in the right direction.
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” ~ISAIAH 40:31
~Dream. Imagine. Believe. Do. CONQUER!
Candice Coates is an author, blogger, and contributor to Ambo TV. This article originally appeared on her website www.icameforthesoup.com.