“Self-reflection is a humbling process. it’s essential to find out why you think, say, and do certain things… then better yourself.” — Sonja Teclai
“Don’t become to preoccupied with what is happening around you. Pay more attention to what is happening within you.” — Mary-Frances Winters
“Let the lover of your soul restore it” — Psalm 23:3
What’s the first thing you do when you’re life gets messy? Where do you look when you just need to vent about a situation or someone else? To make a tough decision?
It likely depends on the situation, but we’re creatures of habit, so it’s equally likely there’s a pattern. You turn to your mom and dad. Or your husband or wife. Or your best friend. Maybe even your child. Your coworker. And in desperate times, even the dude at the grocery store.
When something negative happens here on they earth, many of us immediately think of our people and turn to them for processing. They know you, they owe ya a couple minutes because they recently came to you with similar worries, they respond to you with soothing, sympathetic words. They might even bash the person causing you problems, putting others down to build you back up.
Or you turn to God. You take a moment, you pray, and you wait.
But if only it were that easy.
When we turn to prayer, it’s quiet. We don’t hear a quick answer. When we turn to our Lord, we have to admit when worries are petty or when it’s our own darn fault. When we turn to our Creator, we have to self-reflect. Unlike our people, our God knows each and every thought and intention and worry and fear. There’s no filter when we go to Him.
The beautiful part, however, is that He loves your soul. He wants to listen. He wants to get to the core of the issue.
Don’t be afraid of turning to the one thing that loves you most. He cares. And He answers with true wisdom, if only you can take the time to listen, too.