Life has many views. Sometimes it has me in a frantic, I’m going to pull my hair out state. Other days, It’s as if I’m sitting on the sideline watching my life unfold before my eyes. Still other days, I feel as if I’m chasing my life, hoping to catch up with it, just long enough to enjoy it.
God has given me a recipe for days where I feel the pressing need to slow down, seek joy and embrace my life. It’s called,
“Stop, Drop & Roll.”
Be Still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10)
On the days where I am frantically running around, losing sight of the blessings that are right in front of me, God wants to remind me that it’s only in the slowing down that I will truly capture the priceless moments that threaten to pass me by. These moments are fleeting, gone in the blink of an eye, and He desires that I slow down long enough to capture them in my heart. By slowing down, I can see God in the chaos and things become much more clear.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. (Philippians 4:6 NLT)
It’s important on those days when I feel I may loose my mind (which is every day lately), that I not only stop, but drop to my knees in prayer, relinquishing my day back to God and giving Him complete control. With a heart postured in prayer and an attitude of thanksgiving, my mess can become a masterpiece in His presence. God can take any amount of chaos and make it beautiful. It’s all about coming before Him with the right heart. Even in my chaos, I can choose to be thankful, reaching for beauty beyond the mess.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT)
Sometimes in life, you just gotta roll with it! It’s easier to roll when we trust. Trusting God in the midst of hardship, pain, suffering and chaos is not always easy. But the more we trust, the easier the roll. I want to roll freely through life, with laughter, love and joy following close behind. It’s up to me whether the trip is laden with rocks, mud and jagged edges, or smooth and clear. When we choose to trust, even the rockiest of roads can appear smooth when walking in a place of trust.
How about you my friends? Are you finding the need to stop, drop and roll today? I’m right there with you. Let’s go together, shall we?
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