Tuesday, March 20, 2012

When It's Time to Stand Still

When It's Time to Stand Still

Hey Everyone! #Love365 is still in full swing! 

This blog will speak to someone that's in that dreaded season of standing still. Trust me, I know that season all too well. I've been there. In fact, we've all been there at some point in our lives. Standing still is by far one of the most difficult seasons to be in because it's the time when you must surrender all control and....wait. Waiting means you must have patience. Patience means the when is totally out of your control. That's the hard part. Especially when you are waiting for something that you desire so much. You know what they say, "a watched pot never boils." 
Standing still is difficult because chances are you've already done all you can do to either make something happen, change something or avoid something. Time can seem so unfair. Days seem like weeks, weeks seem like months and all you can do is....wait. It's hard to see life happening for other people and you seem to be stuck in a place where no matter what you do there just does not seem to be forward movement. You're forced to be in what seems like a stagnant place while other people seem to be traveling light years through time. I will testify that being in the standing still season will produce more tears, hurt feelings, and more down emotions than up. It down-right sucks! In that season I cried, felt like life was just so unfair, lost sleep, lost weight and I was just plain unhappy.

But God.

I will tell you that the standing still season was one of the best seasons of my life. Although I could not see it at the time. My character was reformed in that season. My faith was birthed in that season. My trust in God was   manifested in that season. My mind was renewed in that season. My world was flipped and turned upside down in that season but.....I came out a stronger, wiser and FAR BETTER person. What I thought I needed so bad I discovered I really didn't need it at all. I wanted one thing but gained more that I can ever type in this blog! 
Standing still was just what I needed. It makes you stop and work on your inner self. If I can be honest with you and give someone hope...the standing still season is where you REALLY need to be excited! That is when God is working behind the scenes and something wonderful is waiting for you on the other end. If you just hang in there and truly get the lesson that is being taught things will be better than you've ever imagined. Please trust me on that. Hold on to the fact that sometimes God has to shut you off from everyone and everything and put your "happenings" on hold to deal with YOU. 
Perhaps He's preparing you for something you've been praying for and you must go through this season to be ready for it! That alone should help you weather this season with a different frame of mind! Don't give up. Hang in there! There is a blessing waiting for you when you pray and stand still. I pray this helps someone...

"After you've done all you can. You just stand."