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One Thing Worth Adding to the ‘To-Do List’

By: Lyndsay Crews

I constantly have a to-do list running through my brain…even on a day devoted to mommas being pampered (Mother’s Day), it doesn’t stop. The mental check lists look something like this: laundry, dishes, make dinner, pack lunches, pick up kids, basketball practice, dance lesson, birthday parties…oh no, what day is it? There always seems to be just one more thing to do–which makes it impossible to shut my brain down. Maybe that’s why God specifically wrote ‘Be Still’ in the bible?

Did you know when God commands us to “Be Still” in Psalms, that it’s meant to stop striving and let go? I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty terrible at ‘letting go’. As much as I complain about my to-do lists, I find myself clinging to it as a means of control and security. Being still does not equate to being lazy, but it means allowing yourself to take a mental break and clear your mind to hear what God wants to tell you.

“Be still and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10

As a mom, sneaking some time in to be still may seem like an impossible task, but try to let go of control for a few minutes to clear some head space for God to speak to you. Don’t be discouraged if your mind won’t stop wandering. Being still takes practice, but it’s worth it.