I watched the dragonfly pictured above sit very patiently in my yard. As the shutter on my camera clicked, clicked, away. Its meal for the moment simply flew toward him and like that, breakfast was served.
God spoke to me in that moment.
My mind is often a wonder with things I think I should be doing to ensure that Lan will meet his “goals.”
We probably could have Lan previewing physical science and algebra II for the upcoming school year. Khan academy is waiting patiently for him to brush up on his math. I’m pretty confident he has not met my goal of reading one hour a day.
All of the “should be” and “could be” scenarios that roll around in my head dissolved as I studied this dragonfly, carefree and confident that what it needed to survive would make its way to him.
This dragonfly so delicate yet determined waited patiently and full of faith that his meal would find him! Why is it sometimes so difficult for us to believe God provides so generously for us as well?
Sometimes we just need a reminder, a real life example, to show us we don’t always need to hustle lest we suffer the dreaded fate of “falling behind.” God is enough.
God. Is. Enough.
God is well aware of my needs. He has met them more times than I can count. Why should I doubt that He won’t continue to do so?
There is no “quota” of goodness that will run out before I do. Our goals, IEPs and long list of “to dos” could be endless and frankly drive me crazy if I didn’t believe that God is enough.
I don’t have to worry. I don’t have to run around to make things “happen.” I have plenty of miracles on record to remind me that I should not be concerned that in this moment I’m not doing anything.
I will be responsible. I can also be still. I will be still and know that He is God. I will be still and allow my faith to please Him. I can honor God with my faith as I wait and expect a good outcome.
I will act as He directs instead of grasping at straws, my own flighty ideas or the next great idea that promises to help us along our spectrum journey.
And it is a journey. It had a beginning and I am confident it will have an end. A positive end!
God’s love for us has kept us thus far and will continue. He is faithful. So my faith should be too.
My dragonfly buddy reminds me to allow the sun to shine on me just as it was shining on him.
The Son continues to shine. We will be alright. I can be calm. Peaceful.
I can be still.
“Listen to this, O Job; Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God.” Job 37:14 NKJV
“Be still, and know that I [am] God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalms 46:10 NKJV
“He calms the storm, So that its waves are still.” Psalms 107:29 NKJV
2 thoughts on “Still!”
Be still….if even the dragonfly (and gorgeous photo) can be still, then how much more can we? How I need to be in this journey, thank you my friend, thank you…
God uses his creatures to speak to me, yet another reminder that I don’t have to orchestrate everything! Peace to you Sherri and enjoy your week!