Being Still or Doing Nothing?

“Be still and know that I AM God.” Psalm 46:10

Be. Know. I AM.

These are active verbs, especially when God Almighty is in the equation.  It came fresh to me yesterday when I was watching a scene from the new Karate Kid movie.

The student, Dre, asks Mr. Han, the master, when he would be taught all the moves so “he could control other people.” 

The master aptly replied, “The only person you need to learn to control is yourself.” 

Ouch. Let that one soak in a minute. Think about how much time you try to convince, cajole, manipulate, or arrange others for your benefit. Instead, consider how pressing into control yourself, your attitudes, your actions, and your beliefs could impact others for good.

They continue on in their teaching and Mr. Han attempted to explain the power of being still in your heart and in your mind.

Incredulous, the 12-year-old student balked, “You want me to beat those other guys by Doing NOTHING?!!”

Mr. Han looked at his student intently and said,” Being still and doing nothing are two totally different things.”

Add in the God factor to this statement, and you have a profound truth. Being still and knowing that GOD is at work  is different from you doing nothing but whining, quitting, and coping.  Being still and knowing God is for you generates a superpower hope and confidence while doing nothing only exposes your own weakness and inadequacies.

Being still and knowing, experiencing, believing, embracing, leaning on the Great I AM is a life changing point of origin.

Doing nothing is, well, full of Nothing. No God. No hope. No life.

Get busy being still. It will change everything about your Life.

2 thoughts on “Being Still or Doing Nothing?

  1. Know what God hit me with while I read this? That being still also ensures that you don’t act out. If you’re completely still you can’t go to the refrigerator, or computer, or whatever your coping tool is. If you are completely still and actively “knowing He is God”, that’s his way of keeping us out of immediate danger. As in “be still” so you don’t take another step and fall off the proverbial cliff.

  2. Enjoyed this… 🙂
    Loved being reminded in reading this that He is The source of all self-control. That being under His authority positions us where we need be. There’s a bog difference between authority and control. I think mastering control with the Master, can’t help but lead into mastery and authority over bullies in our lives…. Thank you for sharing this.

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