Rob Bell describes a session with a spiritual director. At one point his director said, “Your job is the relentless pursuit of who God has made you to be. Anything else you do is sin and you need to repent of it.”

I think this would help bring clarity to life. What are you doing? Does this help in your pursuit of who God made you to be? If not, stop. If it does, then go for it. It might mean a career change. It might mean a change in leisure activities. It might mean a change of habits.
But what it doesn’t mean is continuous, full-bore, nonstop activity. Later, Bell writes, “Jesus wants to heal our souls, wants to give us the shalom of God. And so we have to stop. We have to slow down. We have to sit still and stare out the window and let the engine come to an idle. We have to listen to what our inner voice and saying.”
When’s the last time you’ve slowed down in order to listen to God? Do you give yourself permission to be idle? Have you been still so you can know that God is God?
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