Quiet Seasons

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Don't fear the seasons of your life when it's quiet. Quietness can easily be mistaken as lonesomeness, or can leave you with a sensation of guilt - as if you are not doing enough because life is "quiet." For if you were doing enough, you would be so busy there would never be a quiet moment. You'd be flooded with the loudness of a busy schedule and constant demands from internal and external pressures. Sometimes it's comfortable being busy. You might have a deceptive feeling of importance.

 There's no doubt there will be seasons when there's no other explanation, other than it's just... quiet.

So what happens when no one is needing you, no one is calling you, and life's demands become minimal... Or your rhythm in life has simplified and you have more mental space... What do you do?

There is a drive in culture that seems to dominate in those times, driving you to reject times of quiet and calm. It's maybe that our importance and value stems from what we do, and the lack of things to do leaves a deceptive feeling of insignificance. Overstimulation of the mind and emotions has a hard time transitioning into a state of rest.

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Yet that state of rest must be learned in order to enter into the ministry of just being with Jesus. A ministry where nothing is required but just being. Not doing anything, and not bringing into account what you've done as a form of a resume, but being ok coming to Jesus with depleted agendas. To be found solely alone with Jesus, in his presence. You don't become subjected to rush your prayers or your needs before God, instead you come with no other agenda or motives than just to be with him, to hear and feel the heart of God. 

Don't run from those moments where life is still. You are not valued by those things you do. You are valued by who you are in God. Your worth comes with out the price tag of a busy life, always feeling the need to be busy. Rest in the moment. Sometimes it's right there you can finally be really honest, with yourself and with God. The honesty that you didn't realize you neglected to keep. Sometimes we can go months or years just burying--thoughts, feelings, emotions, situations and neglect to reflect and to bring them before God so he can re-adjust, heal, and reinvigorate. We need that... That time and space to just be with  God.

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