Choose Conference is thrilled to have Leah Paschall join our team as a blog contributor.! Le
ah has a passion for the Word and for helping others understand and apply it. In the last 10 years, she has come alongside women to help with life’s challenges through Biblical Counseling and as a Life Group Leader. With 20+ years experience as a worship leader and songwriter, Leah’s desire is to usher people into the presence of God as they grow closer to Him.
We know you will love her as much as we do! Please read her wise words: My mind can get awfully “noisy” at times. There are so many “voices” that want to have their say. The voices of expectation come crashing in as soon as I wake up in the morning. If I’m not careful, my mind will take me down a task-driven path that leads to well-intentioned striving. And what about all the other voices that get loud? It’s okay, you’re not crazy, we’ve all heard them…..voices like fear, worry, anxiety. Or maybe it’s insecurity, loneliness, resentment or self-condemnation? The list goes on and on. The Lord reminded me recently that the most powerful moments in my life have been in the quiet. In the quiet. When my soul gets still and my confidence in Him is sure. When the one voice that pierces through is His, saying, “Relax. I’ve got everything under control.” There’s a strength that rises up and a “settling down” that happens at the same time when I find this quiet place of confidence. I can breathe more easily, move more swiftly, think more clearly. Peace and joy are free to bubble up. Here’s the thing though: I’ve found that the voices aren’t going to be quiet unless I make them. I have to be intentional in taking my thoughts captive (II Cor. 10:3-5) with what I know to be true from Scripture. Otherwise, I’ll be at the mercy of my enemies in a state of perpetual unrest, falling prey to the lies those voices tell me. If you’re finding things are getting a little “noisy” inside, take a moment and quiet the voices. You may have to be very decided about that. Fix your eyes on the Lord and settle back into His sovereignty. Into His ability and desire to move in your behalf. To show you His goodness in the land of the living. (Ps. 27:13) You’ll find strength there.
“In quietness and confidences is your strength” ~Isaiah 30:15
In Him, Leah