Life is noisy.  My ears are bombarded by the noise of the television, radio, traffic, and other uninvited disturbances.  When I reflect upon this aspect of my life, I realize that I am the one who oftentimes chooses noise over quiet.

Noise can be used as a distraction.  One can avoid self-reflection when your attention is directed outside of self.  When I choose to limit self-awareness, I don’t have to change.  I just respond to the noise and become a victim of external forces.

In the book of Matthew, Jesus is referred to as the Lord of the Sabbath (12:8).  In Hebrews, believers are called to rest (chapter 4).  In Him, we can rest from our works and rely on the provision of God in Christ on our behalf.  We could not make ourselves acceptable to God.  Jesus, the Perfect One, became sin that we might become the righteousness of God (2 Cor. 5:21).

Let us quiet ourselves so that we might rest.  Grow in self-awareness, and from that understanding, make life choices that are congruent with your values and identity.

God is faithful to inform us about ourselves.  Practice being quiet so you can hear and enter into a rest that propels you to live a purposeful life.