The Power of NOT getting things done.
Have you ever gotten a lot done and ended up with a lot of “doo-doo”?
In his grace, the Lord slows us down. Sometimes it feels like we are imprisoned, trapped, curtailed, and frustrated with regard to our lust and striving for our forward progress.
Here are a few possible benefits to being restricted. We might learn:
- To be thankful
- To be less anxious
- To quiet down
- To be alone without being lonely
- To die to old ways and habits and desires
- To recognize and grow in faith, love, and hope
- To suffer well
- To grow up and mature
- To appreciate the Lord Jesus
- To appreciate the imprisonments of Paul and other Bible greats
We are by God designed to be human BE-ings, not human DO-ings.
“God, I’m not trying to rule the roost, I don’t want to be king of the mountain. I haven’t meddled where I have no business or fantasized grandiose plans. I’ve kept my feet on the ground, I’ve cultivated a quiet heart. Like a baby content in its mother’s arms, my soul is a baby content. Wait, Israel, for God. Wait with hope. Hope now; hope always!”
(Psalm 131, The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language)