Tuesday, April 08, 2008

To Be or Not to Be

I’m such a “do-er”. I’m trying to learn more to simply “be”.

I don’t even know how to sit still. It’s hard to just “be” when you’re always up and running.

When I go to my mom’s house, I feel like I need to be doing something. You know, helping her. I’m thinking she’d rather me just sit with her. Talk with her. Just be.

I think that’s what God wants from me too. No, I’m pretty sure I know that’s what He wants. I think I’m helping. He just wants me to sit with Him. To be with Him.

I’m going to have to work on that…


Oops, there I go again!

14 comments:

HomeSchool Mommy said...

I help God, too. I'm constantly "working" on that.

Kim Heinecke said...

That is so true... looking at my calender today I see I've left little room to "be."

Chick4Christ said...

i do this too! in fact it runs in my family, cause i got it from my mom! :)

but someone just gave her a wood thing that you hang on the wall that just is really plain and says 'be still, and know that I am God'

so we've both been working on just "be"ing :)

Shari said...

I'm a doer, too. Actually, I'm not quite sure how to "be".

Theresa said...

Thank you for bring this up. As women and mothers I think we are raised to make sure everything is done and if we are still then we must be forgetting to do something. I too find it difficult to just BE sometimes. It has gotten a little easier over the last couple of years. I use to feel quilty for just being.

Roger Garrett said...

It is hard to just be, I feel like I am wasting time when I do it, probably because my be times don't involve Christ enough

Abbi said...

Ditto on all of the above, especially Roger's and Theresa's!

drama momma said...

I don't know how to "be". Even when we are watching something on television, I'm doing school work.

Natalie Witcher said...

I'm the opposite. I like to be a be-er and have to work on being a do-er. But, my house is clean, so it must be working

deleise said...

I can usually be in my actions, but I have a hard time being in my mind.

shanna said...

I go back and forth...I am usually with Natalie...I am a be-er...but then when I start to feel out of place in a world full of do-ers then I stress tryiing to swing to that end of the pendelum :)

Erin said...

Oh wow, this is the struggle of my life (I guess I was born with it
;-) If you were to ask me what I hate most in life it is lazy people, so I have a hard time balancing laziness and just "being" with God and my family. Plus, I find that when I try to just sit & "be" my kids are pestering me & it's not even worth it. In the last year I have made it a daily practice to just "be" at some point in the day. It has been good, but I want it to be more.

Kristen said...

Hey there! Thanks for the post on my blog...very sweet of you :) I complete agree with the blog today. (my personality as well) It's amazing when we actually stop and take a look at what we fill our time with. It defintely puts a new perspective on things. Have a great, very rainy, evening!

Sheri said...

When my mom was sick with ovarian cancer, I stopped doing and learned to rest and just enjoy the present moment! I had to just thank God - just for today! I was praying for healing and I thought - what are you asking for? 20 years? tomorrow? what? And I thought - I have today - stop worrying about tomorrow.
Now, I am a Be-er to a FAULT (almost), but I like it there. I do sometimes, Be most.
When can you BE with me? Coffee