I do not do still.
I don’t like hot tubs.
I don’t lay out in the sun.
I don’t like to do nothing.
I want to move.
I want to see.
I want to DO MORE.
Yesterday I was talking to a girl at church about volunteers. She said a lot of people don’t like to volunteer because they work all week and want that extra hour to be with their family. And I get that. My husband works a lot. I want him to hang out with us as much as he can on the weekend.
But I volunteer at church one service and then go to another service because I want my kids to see me moving. I don’t want them to see me sitting still.
I want the obvious and normal thing to do is to MOVE, to GIVE and to GO.
I already sit still too much. I sit still on the computer during naps. On the couch in front of So You Think You Can Dance during bedtime. I lay on the floor while the kids are supposed to be getting their shoes on.
Being STILL is not really something I want for my kids.
I want them to be inspired by life, by God, by others and to GO. I want them to DO more for others. I want them to SERVE and FIGHT and LOVE.
Sitting still would be a loss.
God gave us so many amazing directives. He gave us so many talents and abilities. I want to use them. Not sit on them.
I won’t be still.