And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. – Colossians 3:23-24
We’ve been cultivated to operate in a fast-paced society where rushing and multi-tasking is sometimes a necessity. While at work we mull about dinner plans or make calls to our children’s schools. We rush home through traffic to assist with homework, start a load of laundry, cook (or burn!) dinner on the stove, while finding clothes to iron for everyone for the next day. Rush. Rush. Rush.
Problems can arise when we take the same mindset into the dreams and the visions God has given us. We often get antsy and start to rush when God gives us an assignment. As we pace ourselves and do our part, God has worked out the perfect timing for everything. It’s okay to take time to enjoy the process of building a business, a family, a relationship, and a legacy as He instructs us. God was very specific in his instructions to Nehemiah. When Nehemiah first arrived at the dilapidated walls of Jerusalem, he surveyed what had to be done. Next he gave the people specific assignments according to their families, regions and skills. Nehemiah summoned help from God and the people, and ultimately the broken walls were rebuilt in only 52 days.
Practical application: We can’t do it all. Adam had Eve. Ruth had Naomi. Even Jesus used the strengths of the twelve disciples to help Him fulfill the charge of the Great Commission. Sure, it’s an overused cliché, but teamwork really does make the dream work! With time, patience, and the right support, you can build your dream one brick at a time.
Prayer: Lord, send people to my inner circle who will support my dream and run with the vision. Thank you for showing me the people that I already know who have invested in my life. May our work be done first and foremost with You in mind.
Tia McCollors is a wife and mother who loves to encourage women to wear their faith like a designer label. Information about her inspirational novels and devotions can be found at www.tiamccollors.com.