An argument with your spouse ?
Be the bigger person , and Selah .
A disagreement with your Boss ?
Humble yourself , and Selah .
News of a loved one in the ICU , when minutes prior she was having the latest pan pizza with you ?
First attempt at cooking , and the resultant burnt ( not baked ! ) potatoes screaming for attention ?
A definite Selah .
A vision too grand , too big for you ?
Trust and Selah .
An unexpected fracture in your God ordained relationship?
Selah . Pray . Selah .
Chaos at home ?
Selah ( even if you’re the only one to ) !
Creating authentic art ?
Selah Selah Selah .
Doing life on your own terms ?
Selah and reconsider .
An ex convict but wanting to rebuild ?
Selah . And let nothing stop you .
Relocating to the countryside so your family and pets have room to breathe , grow and play ?
Selah , and move !
Time to birth that God given dream ?
Selah . Dig deep . Do it .
Writing an article and don’t quite know where it’s going ?
Selah . Trust . Continue .
In the overwhelmingly noisy and busy world we live in , one comes across , in the course of a lifetime , as many situations as perhaps there are grains in the sand , or maybe that’s an exaggeration?
Whatever the scenario ,
I believe , instead of impulsively reacting to every situation that demands our attention, if we can incorporate the simple yet effective habit of simply taking a moment to ” Selah” ( pause , and think calmly about that ) ,
not only would we experience more fruitfulness in a decision made in the stillness of time and the clarity that can come only as a result of such a sacrifice , but we would indefinitely be able to tap into the deeper recesses of our being , and thereby , have the FULL ASSURANCE that whatever we have decided stems from the roots of our belief system or faith structure , a magnificence that can be accessed only if we permit ourselves that simple gift :
Stillness in a moment of Selah .