Moving Forward by Being Still
Mar 01, 2019
Lent is a season of 40 days (not counting Sundays) beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending with Easter. It is a season of observance that represents the time Christ spent in the wilderness. This is a time of reflection, meditation, repentance, during which something is given up or done with the desire to focus on the observer’s relationship with God.
I first observed Lent in my teenage years, and most years since then, I have observe this discipline, taking some time to tend more deeply to my spiritual health by giving something up, in an attempt to draw my attention to the sacrifice Christ made for me. This time of the year reminds me that He is all I ever need and my dependence is on Him and nothing else.
This is what leads me to writing this blog. I have been active in the social media world for some time now. I blog, manage a website, an Instagram account, and multiple Facebook groups and pages. It is easy to get caught up and brought low by this virtual world, so I am going to be stepping away from social media for this season. It might sound like a crazy idea to some, but I think it will probably be the best decision I make all year. I don’t know what my plans are for the future, as far as social media goes. I’m going to wait to make that decision.
During this season of turning down the noise and stepping out of the arena, I am going to focus on where the Lord is leading me and what He would have me do next.
What I do know is this: I love to encourage people. I enjoy writing and sharing my experience with others, to help them take their own steps toward better physical, mental, and spiritual health. I take any opportunity to speak to people about the fact that they can be healthy and accomplish things they thought were impossible, improving their lives as they do so. Most importantly, I feel called to tell people who they are and whose they are.
Speaking personally, I feel the need to step away and take a breather, without the expectation of jumping back into it all.
So, after March 6, I’ll be setting aside social media and making more room for Jesus to walk in and through my life, waiting expectantly for what God would show me, looking for the Holy Spirit to work and move.
I invite you to join me in observing this Lenten season, in whatever way you feel called to participate. Take a breather from something and devote yourself to prayer and reflection.
Be still and see what happens.