“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
Psalms 46:10 NKJV
In my younger days I was a go getter. Working an average of 100 hours per week was commonplace. I suppose that is normal these days when I look around me and see others working two or three jobs, putting in astronomical overtime and doing side hustles whenever they come available. I have known many self-employed business people literally live and breathe work.
Although work is an important aspect of life, it is not the whole enchilada. Time needs to be set aside just for Ke Akua. Too many times in the past I spent my time acquiring leaving God to be low on the totem pole. He can wait as I have bills to pay. I have since changed this thinking a lot. I learned that being still gives me dedicated time with Him which yields an inner peace and fulfillment. Time with Him now comes first. Everything else can wait.
Although juggling work and family is important, consistently setting time aside to being still and focusing on Him is the most important. You will find an inner peace and a sense of fulfillment when you be still and focus on Him that goes beyond your daily bump and grind.
by Kent Brosh a Kawaiaha’o Blog Contributor