Be Still


How many times have I checked this tree in our front yard? Not once or twice but multiple times this Spring. My husband and I drove around the neighborhood and compared similar trees in size and development this past weekend. We asked ourselves, ‘Do we need treatment for a fungus or fertilizer?!’


Our other tree started to show foliage overnight. We were so excited, ‘It was just a matter of time’. We both agreed.

I don’t know about you…

I take delight in manipulating external factors so outcomes can be achieved in a timely manner or even sooner than expected.

When outcomes are delayed, I get impatient. When hurrying, I mess up at times.

Can I really rush the growth of our front yard trees? That’s a foolish thought! We can use pesticide if there is fungus and fertilizer to nourish the soil perhaps.

I truly struggle with God when circumstances are not unfolding as expected. I may repeatedly ask Him, ‘Help me now, I need an answer’ or ‘Please, fix this for me right now! or ‘I will fix it myself!’

The Lord reminds me everyday, “Be still, and know that I am God…”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭46:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

God is in control. He takes care of details and aligns the circumstances with the most favorable plan in our lives. We just need to surrender and trust in Him alone.

It’s quite a challenge to wait, I know.

It took me twenty-five years and three professional licenses before I stepped into a regional position. Even though I face opposition multiple times in a day, God reminds me “Be still, Adriana’.

God equipped me for the circumstances I’m facing today; otherwise, I would have already failed.

God’s mercies and grace are renewed every morning. He is my refuge and comforter. As I’m sitting in my leather couch this morning, I am counting all career blessings that have unfolded this past year alone.

Let me relax, drink my morning coffee, and enjoy my day ‘off’.

Spring is already here and there is no need to rush.


3 thoughts on “Be Still

  1. Adriana,
    This blog spoke to my heart because i get impatient as well. I am a type A personality that believes that the only way that things can get done and done right is if i apply myself and depend very little on anyone. I get impatient when things don’t go may way and in my frustrations i turn to God and ask him ” WHY?”. Overtime, i have learned that God puts obstacles and experiences on our path so that we are better equipped to tackle what awaits us in the future. Your blog is a reminder that i need to trust in God in all the seasons i go through as opposed to questioning him, trying to do things by own strength and being impatient.

    “I take delight in manipulating external factors so outcomes can be achieved in a timely manner or even sooner than expected.” Behavior Analysis at it’s best hahaha.

    Thank you for sharing Adriana.

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    • I’m so glad this post touched your heart! As Behavior Analysts, we’ve got a need to control the antecedents but we need to let go if when trusting God’s plan for our future. I’ve got to remind myself everyday… Reading Scriptures keep me grounded!


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