Thursday, 29 January 2009

STOP!




We are living in a fast world where almost everything gets done so quickly. We go to work quickly, have to finish our work on deadlines, we end up in the luuch room eating quickly, we join the band wagon to leave work and gasp in the rush hour quickly. The Internet is quick and when it does work to our desired speed we rake and rant for faster service.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm and suddenly all this can get into our spiritual lives and we want to have a fast and quick relationship with God! Hmm Well, God has been known from the ancient of days to kind of never be in a hurry! "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." II Peter 2:8- so sometimes God can take ages and He also teaches us to be still and patient-Psalm 46:10-10-"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth."

In a follow up to this, my life was really getting out of control until I was meditating one day and God said,"STOP!"

But there was more to the STOP than what I thought, each of those letters meant something I needed to do.

So here is how it went

S- SOLITUDE with GOD- Ahh we just can't be in quietness, just you and God and maybe a pen, paper, your Bible and that devotional or bible study book. We just need that time uninterrupted. God LOVES it, our lives would be fresher for it and most of all we'll feel His valuable presence again!

T- TUNE- Get in TUNE with God- Sometimes we get out of step with God we know it! We just don't seem to be operating on the same frequency. God wants our heartbeat and His to rhyme and that's no joke, because HE LOVES us! How about that?

O- ORGANIZE- Get your life ORGANIZED- every part, God seldom likes what some of us sit pretty and console ourselves by saying, "it's alright, it's organised mess." No!! Those documents must be filed, properly and according to date, section and type, those clothes in the wardrobe must be sorted, those letters must be replied, that room must be tidy, that..............uuurggggghhhhhhhh!

P- PRIORITIZE- Get what is important done and leave the less important till after the most important has been done! We need not put off that pressing thing that is right in front of us, always begging for attention but like a giant we avoid it. My tax return was like that to me but thanks God I got it done before the deadline!

Let try and S T O P! And in the midst of chaos, quick and hurried lives we can bask in the glory of Gods peaceful presence!

5 comments:

dominique eichi said...

Adebanji, I just saw this blog again by visiting James Parker's blog. Do you not post on it anymore ? it is not connected to your other blogs ?
Well it seems I got a STOP too from God to prioritize my life so thank you for sharing your struggles.

adebanji said...

Thanks Dominique! I still post here and though not regularly but it is definitely on my profile page.

I am happy you got one of those STOPs, they come in handy!

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Hey, just saw this blog!! This spoke to me...
Yes, most time we have to simply stop and be in God's presence. Plan, prioritise and the rest of it all. We must do! @ the begining of the year we were taught time management and prioritisation in church... Let's just say if we are priorosed and organised we make and give room for and to God to do his thing in our lives!

Tax... U too??? I hate doing expenses or filling all those forms, but when the holy spirit flogged me with the knowleged that - if I cannot be trusted to tidy up and manage small income on time and run in order, why will God give me anything bigger --- I don't need to be told twice now! Lol! Thanks for sharing :-)
Much love

Jaycee said...

Wow!

Rita said...

Wow! This is beautiful. I've got to STOP....for real...