This morning’s reading had me thinking… do I consistently pause before responding to people or situation?
I tend to be in my head a lot; thinking, predicting what someone will say, or finding a way to twist what they said into my own perceptions.
Here is a full passage of this morning’s meditation from Jesus Calling:
“The light of My Presence is shining upon you, in benedictions of Peace. Let My Light shine in you; don’t dim it with worries or fears. holiness is letting Me live through you. Since I dwell in you, you are fully equipped to be holy. Pause before responding to people or situations, giving My Spirit space to act through you. Hasty words and actions leave no room for Me…
To me, the meditation was saying that when we are connected spiritually our Higher Power will give us the strength to react to any situation or person with peace and wisdom. I often that “we cannot control other people or situations, but we can control our reactions to them.” Something I am working on practicing. When I am doing the right things for the right reasons, following my connected intuition, and giving 100%, then I should be unwavering through my esteemable actions and faith. Like I am wearing a shield against confrontation or the unknown. After this morning’s reading, I will work towards taking a pause before responding so that I can respond from my wise mind instead of (as my aunt Mikki would say) my human self.