Listen to the story of Mary and Martha.
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman
named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the
Lord's feet listening to what he said. But Martha, was distracted by all the preparations
that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has
left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!"
"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but
few things are needed - or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not
be taken away from her."
Luke 10:38-42 NIV
Jesus told Martha that what she was doing wasn't important, it wasn't necessary. That what she needed to do was let go of it and sit down and enjoy the time with Him. When is the last time you
were able to made time to sit down and enjoy His company. To really spend time with Him.
Can you do that today? Can you put everything in your mind aside and spend time with Him?
Sometimes God calls us to be doing more and sometimes it's less. Last week I talked about feeling stuck and how there is freedom in letting go and embracing where God has called you to be.
Friends, what if the "stuck" times are the times we are solidifying our growth. When God wants to make a squash He takes six months. When God wants to make an oak tree He takes one hundred years. He takes time to make squash and oak trees. He takes time when it comes to our spiritual growth too.
"Some years we may experience tremendous growth, and some we see very little
change. An oak tree has only a couple of months of actual growth each year in terms of
measurable expansion, says Strong. The rest of the year, the other ten months, are spend
solidifying that growth."
So embrace your slower times. Let them be the times that solidify all of the work He has done in you.
I'll end with a prayer from The Good and Beautiful God.