Life at times can feel like everything we are doing is a race. We feel the need to rush through life. As teens we can’t wait to finish school and live life. As young adults we want to hurry and find success. We want to hurry and fall in love and start a family. When we have children we can’t wait to watch them grow up. Before we know it, life has passed up by. We rushed it all away. We set a finish line to every single part of our lives. Sometimes we miss those special moments where we should have just embraced it and stopped time. As we grow spiritually and become closer to God, we sometimes find ourselves trying to rush this journey we are on. We get over zealous and want to be at that high spiritual level with God. I hate to break it to you, but it does not work that way. Life and your spiritual growth is a journey. There is no finish line. Everyday there will be new lessons, new experiences, new growth. And we must learn to take each day one at a time and embrace the day and time God has blessed us with. Be more receptive to God and the lessons He lays before us. As my journey continues, I constantly find myself making mistakes daily. It’s human of me. I find myself wanting to rush my growth but I remind myself it’s baby steps I’m taking. I’m not on a timeline with God. He hasn’t set the clock. No one can set a timer on my life and my spiritual growth with God. I’ve learned that following God’s plan is far better than following the stressful plans that others have in store for me. Embrace your little ones and cherish the moments you have with them. Don’t count down the time to when they start to walk or when they start school. Don’t rush to see them graduate and go off to college and don’t rush yourself trying to reach overnight success. It’s a process. Imagine if God rushed us in our lives so that we could hurry up and get to where He wants us so that He could fulfill the plans He has for us. God is patient with us. He is patient with our growth. He is not pushing us or rushing us. So why be inpatient with ourselves? Enjoy this journey you are on. Whatever your journey may be, enjoy it and be thankful for every lesson that comes along the way.
Psst…God Loves You
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Colossians 3:23