He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
– Psalm 46:10 NIV
Quite often in leadership we find ourselves always on the go, moving forward, advance our Kingdom work. We can spend hours scouring the internet tracking the trends of Women’s Ministries across the country. We can invest our time and money in books to better ourselves as leaders. We can even meet quarterly with Women’s Ministry leaders in our community to create a council of leaders who share their wisdom and experience. Movement, growth, and study is a beautiful thing. It’s not always the best thing. There are times, even we as leaders, need to find stillness and listen to the voice of God.
We may need to stop the online searches, put down the books, and pick up the Word and let it speak life into our personal walk, families, and our ministry. What if the Lord doesn’t want your ministry to follow the ministry trends but instead innovate a new way to minister to women? Have you considered that the Lord may be trying to take your ministry focus off solely serving the women in your church and instead opening the doors to the women in your community? Or, has your ministry taken priority in your life over your family commitments and relationships; and it’s time to add more people to the team or reevaluate your ministry goals?
If we are too busy listening to other voices, we can disrupt our ability to hear the Holy Spirit speaking. There is a season to work and toil, but there is also a season to be still and listen. A time to be still and know that He is God, and He will order our steps.