Moving. I am tired of moving. I am forced to admit that though I have moved three times to three different states within the last seven years, I am now forced to stay in this place and change my state of mind. Staying put is difficult for me. It is EASY for me to leave. Perhaps it is because I worked so hard to get to this place that God is requiring me to sweat it out for a bit. Maybe it is because I was forced and had little choice in the matter. Whatever the case, I am moving only a few miles away in the same town. Sometimes it is difficult to stay in the same physical location but change your mindset. Hopefully, I will perfect this over the next year and gain new insight on what it means to BE STILL. If I do, perhaps He will let me move again LOL.

In the book of Psalms, God commands the people of Israel to BE STILL. The word translated “be still” comes from the Hebrew term raphah. Ironically, the term raphah actually means to “be weak.” Why would God command one to “be weak”? The act of “Being Still”, or not moving requires one to “be weak”, or resign thyself to God’s will. It requires submission; true submission. Such submission cannot take place when you (I) are in the process of moving. “BE WEAK and know that I am God.” Let the church say Amen.

Published by Eraina Ferguson

Wife, Mom, and Writer. Currently penning a memoir about raising my special needs daughter while earning three academic degrees.

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