Busyness and productivity are highly valued, it’s difficult to embrace silence. With social media being our number one way of “connecting” with others, we’ve lost the art of being. It’s as if we require ourselves to interact with the world in order to feel as if we’re ok.
But our souls long for quietness… for the chatter of the world to be extinguished, so that we can hear the voice of the one who can comfort and heal our weary souls.
It’s hard to let go of this false sense of belonging and connectedness… it’s so tangible that we believe it to be true. But the only reality we have, is that God’s presence is what we really crave for. And most importantly, the only source of power, clarity, guidance, and peace.
Most of us are inexperienced in the art of silence and solitude. We’re distracted with music, social media, electronics, meetings, Bible studies (I said it), projects, and so on. And those same distractions that seem to fill us for a bit, are in many ways feeding our doubt. Because distractions lead to doubt.
On today’s episode, we discuss how silence can be the beginning of freedom from distractions. It’s necessary to shut the worries of this world and immerse ourselves in the One who can give us rest.
It’s great to learn new content, but growth is experienced through engagement. At the end of each episode I ask a question in the hopes that we start a conversation. Here’s today’s question:
- What distractions are blocking your view of Jesus?
- How have these distractions created doubt?
Share your thoughts below.
Here’s a couple of verses to study on your quiet time:
Remember, you’ve got a fire within. Fan the flame, shine bright and live fearlessly. For God did not give you a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7