Friday, December 10th - Becoming More Slow
"There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace." – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Every one of us is in a season of life today. For some, it might be a season of speaking out, for others it might be a season of silence. Some of us might be in a season of building up while others are in a season of tearing down. Using the words from Ecclesiastes 3, how would you describe the season you are in? Write your response in the comments below.
How do you feel about your season? Are you trying to rush through to get to the next season? Are you tired of weeping and ready to laugh? Are you ready to stop searching and just give up? There is a reason and a purpose for your season. God wants to use that season to help you become more like Jesus for the sake of others. If you try to rush through your season, you’re going to miss the blessing and growth God is trying to provide you during this time. Slow down. Embrace the season you’re in. Don’t get ahead of the work God is doing in your life. He will use whatever He can to draw you into a deeper and closer relationship with Himself.
Spend some time in prayer today asking God to reveal the purpose of your season. Slow down so you don’t miss a bit of the learning and discovery that is in store for you!
Author: Anne Bosarge