Here is what I wrote, 5 for 5 Brain Dump style. If you don’t know what 5 for 5 Brain Dump is, Click here to find out more about it.
(Note; The scriptures added later)
My biggest goal , all over seems to be that of helping people to access the quiet place inside of them. To help them disconnect from their fear, and and to have an understanding that the past is over. It helped create who they are, for better or for worse, but it does not need to, nor can it, hold them hostage, unless that is a choice that they themselves make.
My approach my be different than some, but it is MY approach. Everyone is different, so this is not carved in stone. For ME, my approach has been 99.9% effective.
What it requires from me, is focus. It requires remembering who God says I am, what He thinks of me;
(Psalm 139:13-16 (ESV) For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
and keeping His goals for me, always in front of my eyes.
Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV) For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
With Him, all things are possible.
Luke 18:27 But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”
(99.9%, because only He is perfect)
The way I keep what He thinks of me alive in my heart and mind, is to revisit this scripture, over and over. Whenever I sense the “overwhelm” moving back in, I return to my comfy chair by the window, and re-read (or even listen online) once, twice, three times, how ever many times it takes, until my heart lightens.
The way I learn about what He wants for my life, often takes place in the same physical space, quieting myself, reading my Bible, quiet music, (no words, they distract) and taking note of any thoughts that come to mind – big or small!
The way that we know it is possible with Him, is that the Word says so. My belief is that either God is telling the truth, or He’s a liar (or a mad man) and I do not believe the last two at all.
In the world that we live in, there is little or no place for quiet. We must carve out that space for ourselves.
Now, some are afraid or uncomfortable with quiet because they either are not accustomed to it, or they may even be afraid of what they might “hear”.
The world is running so fast, that even if we want to slow down, it is a most difficult thing to do.
Here is my shameless plug. Shameless, because I believe it works. Shameless because I want to share the value of what I call “Quietude”.
I’m sharing a link to a page I’ve created to help those of you who wish, to have a small space to begin their journey into Quietude.
May you find peace, and rest for yourself. You’re worth it.
Thanks for reading.
Thanks for letting me share.