My hands were in warm, sudsy dishwater. My eyes were gazing out into the garden. Thoughts were kinda mindless ... when out of the blue, words started flowing up from inside me--smooth and light-- and I realized Someone was speaking to me. On a topic I wasn't even thinking about.
Hands dried off, I grabbed a pencil so I wouldn't miss my moment with the Divine:
I AM creating something in you that will last for all eternity, so I don't mind taking some earth time to do it -- even if it takes years. You see in earth years, I see eternity years. So rest. Be at peace if you think something is taking too long. I AM working. Doing One's best work takes time.Just now as I key in those words, I hear a PS ... I'm not afraid of the time it takes. Don't be afraid either.
Yesterday I happened to see a book at the library by John C. Maxwell entitled Go for Gold: Inspiration to Increase Your Leadership Impact. I was amazed to find John saying something similar in his introductory note:
"We live in a time of instant gratification. If we want to read a book or listen to music, we download it in a matter of minutes. If we're hungry, we order food and it arrives at our door.....Unfortunately, we expect the same kind of speed when it comes to personal growth. We want it to be just as quick and easy. It will never happen.If you want to become a better leader (person), you need to give up a microwave mentality. Forget speed and become like a Crock-Pot. Personal growth takes time. It takes seasoning. And it requires heat. It's slow, but like something cooked in a Crock-Pot, it's worth waiting for! ...
You cannot become a great leader overnight, but you can become a better leader day by day."
I think I got the message.... whew... the pressure is off. Trying to think I have to get it perfect the first time is so wearing on one's mind and body. Growing takes times. I see the lily's example in my garden every time I'm out there.
I feel lighter and freer. The funny thing is I didn't even know I was 'stewing' about how long 'it' was taking.
Here's wishing you grace for the journey!
Hugs to you all,