#faithbites #faithjourney crawl
Even though this is a three day weekend, it hasn’t been restful. Sure, I’ve had fun, but right now, I’m exhausted. We’ve cleaned the kids rooms, but there is so much to do.
Today is when of those days, when I want to just phone it in. I know we all have days like that. When we feel we are falling behind. But, we may still be making progress.
Our kids wiggle, army crawl, full crawl, wobble walk, walk, run and sprint. Likewise, when while we may want to sprint to our goals, sometimes, a crawl is good enough. We are still moving forward.
Our Psalm provides all the guidance we need for today. He directs our steps. Big steps, small steps, long steps, backward steps, they are all directed by God. While that talks about our steps, how do we know if they are good? The second part says he delights in every detail of our lives.
He is watching and helping us. When we are being frustrated at not making enough progress, it’s the progress God wanted us to make. Sometimes, you need to crawl before you can walk. Even when walking, sometimes, you need to slow down and crawl a bit.
While it’s not easy to crawl when we know how to run, we have to have faith that God has a plan and knows what step is the right one.
Are you slow at achieving your goals? Are you not making progress as fast as you want. Have you thought that maybe it’s a sign to slow down? That it’s time to crawl and rest. Take that time for rest and God will reenergize you to complete your goals.
Lord, thank you for always being there for us. I pray that you help us know that we will have days when we want to phone it in. We will have days when we are crawling instead of running. Help us to see your plan and know that even if we are crawling, we are still making progress according to your plan. Thank you God. In your name, Amen.