I am not a fan of Yoga. First of all, I’m not good at it. Second, it is difficult. And third, there is very little movement. It is all about standing still and balancing and holding different poses. I love moving and doing those hard core, high intensity, work outs where you are jumping and punching and moving. I like to be moving.
This morning’s workout was called Isometrix. It is all about holding Yoga poses. It was only 30 minutes so I went ahead and did the workout. But I really wasn’t enjoying it because my mind was wondering what I was going to do for the evening workout because it was scheduled to be Yoga. And I’m not talking about just a 30, 45, or 60 minute Yoga workout. I am talking about a 1 hour and 36 minute workout. I was not looking forward to it. So when my son asked me if I was going to do Yoga, I said, “nope.” He tried to talk me into it but I kept turning him down.
After the morning working and the time grew closer for the evening workout I realized something. This 1.5 hour Yoga workout is hard! It has been years since I’ve done it but I remember it being very hard. But God told me that sometimes we need to stop moving and stand still. Sometimes some of the most difficult times is in standing still. Not because we are lazy or just don’t want to move but because God tells us to stand still. He maybe telling us to wait or He may be testing our patience or our faith in Him. Whatever the reason, when God says to stand still or stay in one place or rest, He tells us that for a reason.
As someone who likes to always be moving, it is difficult to keep still and rest. The world tells us that keeping still and resting is being lazy. It tells us that we are not productive unless we are moving. But when God tells us to keep still and rest, we are being more productive than if we defy Him and move. We are obeying Him and that is better than sacrifice, right?
When the time comes, and it will come, to keep still and rest, enjoy the rest. Enjoy the respite knowing that you are resting in God.