By: Mark and Cindy Kujawa, chaplains at Vision Christian Media
What if a seven-second pause could transform your life?
PAUSING in God is a practice we can often forget to do.
- We get too wrapped up in work
- We react too quickly
- We may jump to conclusions too fast
- We might act before understanding the whole situation.
The discipline of “pausing” is the practice of creating small spaces of time to step away from “doing” and simply “be”. Being present with God and being present with yourself.
Matthew 11:28-30 NIV says
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
“Practicing the pause”, (as quick and simple as just taking a breath), will make a world of difference in your life. Take 7 seconds regularly to just “BE”. It will allow you the time to stay calm, relax, talk to God, and hear His instructions and encouragement.