Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy: Making Room for Your Soul in an Overcrowded Life
  • Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy: Making Room for Your Soul in an Overcrowded Life
  • Zondervan
    June 6, 2017
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“Be still, and know that I am God” (Ps. 46:10). The psalmist here is quoting God.

My personal translation of this verse is: “I can be still and know that God is God, or I can stay busy and keep wondering if I am!” If I’m reading this psalm right, the path to knowing there is a God is being still enough to find out. Because when I am running my world, making all the decisions and calling all the shots, I am at the center of my own universe. When I play God so often, I forget I’m not God. I might even be serving God, but it is mostly in an advisory capacity.

Stillness provides me the opportunity to keep the “who is whom?” question answered correctly. It allows me to remove myself from the center of my own world, again. I confess to taking up a role I cannot play. I humbly bow before the greatness of God. These deep reminders always make me weep with relief and gratitude. I do want to be like God, but I do not want to be God. I know too well that trying to be God, even subconsciously, creates crazy inside and out.

Nicole Johnson is a writer, speaker, and actor as well as the author of Calm in the Center of Crazy. Learn more at NicoleJohnson.org. Taken from Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy by Nicole Johnson. Copyright © 2017 by Nicole Johnson. Used by permission of Zondervan. www.zondervan.com