Let the whispers win over the shouts. 2015 – a new year. Wherever you turn there are shouts to plan, set goals, get organized, get back to good health habits – all those are very good things. But I find when start diving in with vigor it also means my life begins to turn on the hurry. Dallas Willard, spiritual formation author, tells us to guard our soul and ruthlessly eliminate hurry. Yet it creeps in, just like carbs creep back into my eating.
Jeremiah 2:25 (MSG) says, “Slow down. Take a deep breath. What’s the hurry? Why wear yourself out? Just what are you after anyway?”
Just what are we after anyway? Yes…you WANT to build your business, you want to make more money, you want to move forward with your dream. But none of that is worth anything if you don’t guard your soul and prepare it for eternity. Dallas Willard also writes, “The most important thing in your life is not what you do; it’s who you become. That’s what you will take into eternity.” Your “who”; your soul; your being. Unhurried. At peace no matter the circumstances. Tuned into God. Listen to the whispers over the shouts.
At iBloom, we give you GREAT steps to take in your business but we also remind you that God is first. God is your director. God gives you your vision. God provides. So go HIS pace. Listen. Breathe Him in.
On Facebook it may seem like everyone else has the perfect marriage, is leaping ahead in their business, has lost 50 pounds, has Mailchimp mastered, blogs everyday, or just launched five new products. Truth is, we celebrate with each person and the steps they take, but no one, NO ONE has it all together. So rest in God. Learn. Take steps as He guides and provides. Connect. Celebrate. Listen to the whispers over the shouts.
Let’s pray from the Psalms.
You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you,
Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God;
When can I go and meet with God?
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
In our businesses, homes, relationships, Lord, may you be first in our hearts, our actions and our thoughts. Bring satisfaction in the yearning of our souls. May our relationships and businesses reflect YOU at the center of our being. Bless EACH woman in our Inner Circle, in your precious holy name we pray.