A Bible study teacher I had a couple of years ago (has it been that long???) talked about the importance of just “being”. I don’t remember some of the exact words or phrases we used to talk about it, but I will try to explain the idea of it.
Too often we try to “be” lots of things. Be the perfect wife, be the best teacher, be the pinterest-crafting mom, be a gourmet chef, be an awesome couponer/money saver. That takes a lot of work on your part.
But even if you try to nix the idea of being a thing or role and try to think more spiritually, somehow I was still thinking of how we have to be more patient, be more caring, be more serving. All good traits to be, fruits of the spirit even.
Both of these lists of being can involve striving and self-reliance. “If I try or work hard enough, I can be these things.”
But the only thing the Lord wants us to be is to just be with him. Be ourselves. He knows our frailty and loves us anyway.
Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14
Why you don’t have to do all the work by Holly Gerth