Sometimes the most powerful statement you can speak, the most powerful move you can make is to say or to do absolutely nothing.
This is a hard lesson for some folks to learn, especially for those of us who are used to be in charge and in control. We think we can do everything and handle everything, so when we find our backs up against the wall and we're at a loss for words, we’re lost! And we don’t like it at all.
Such is the case with me.
For quite a while now, I’ve been dealing with a situation that I just can’t manage. Every step forward seems met with two steps backwards and all attempts to strategically plan my next move have seemingly failed. I’ve repeatedly asked God to allow me to get the lesson in all of this so that I can learn from it and put all of the madness behind me, but it often feels as if He’s not hearing me.
Well, I’ve FINALLY come to the conclusion that at least one of the lessons in this for me to Let It Go. Not in a “Frozen” kind of way (smile) but in a way that causes me to realize that I am not in charge. In a way that suggests that I should pray harder and trust more. In a way that forces me to just leave things alone. The time has come for me to say and do nothing.
For someone like me, this isn't an easy thing to do. You see "nothing” is an action word, it's a verb. It takes a serious exertion of effort to do nothing because it goes against everything I've ever stood for! (smile) But...
I recently ran across a Scripture that I’ve paraphrased for myself and keep in a prominent place at work – “The Lord will fight for me if I just keep still.”
While the idea of “keeping still” isn't something I do often, it's is quite comforting to know that in my stillness, God is working things out for me. And that, my friend, is really good news.
So I'm learning that, in the midst of my craziness, the time has come for me to pray, trust, and to simply say and do – nothing.