But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:42 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation
Recently my sciatic nerve injury has gotten so bad I can barely walk.
We have an electric wheelchair for my mom and a electric scooter.
I have begun to use the wheelchair on outings and have learned that when I go full blast it will not go far but when it is slowed down to half speed it will travel twice the distance.
While travelling there is a big urge to go pedal to the metals and took discipline to slow down.
So too has it been in my life with being a live in care giver for a challenging mother, taking care of an epileptic cat ( my special bud ), doing gardening and writing a blog. I have too much on my plate and have to learn to slow down and pace myself.
The other thing is that it feels stressful to be going down the street at such a slow pace and being concerned about what drivers think of it ( as it is a vehicle it is to be driven on the street not the sidewalk ).
Drivers are very polite and understanding but it is more my thinking then their behaviour.
I have to learn to accept that I can only go at the speed of the wheelchair and it does not matter what others think of it or my temptation to go pedal to the metal.
So too it is with our walk with Christ.
We must follow Him and not be concerned about what others think about it. And, we must mature at His pace and not ours.
Go at Gods speed not yours. He knows your speed limit better than you do. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Please Jehovah Reliqua autem Deus (God of rest Matthew 11:28-30 ) bless me to always remind me to slow down and pace myself according to Your pace, not mine. And, not be concerned about how others view me. I humbly request this in the name of He who never allowed others to set His agenda, Jesus Christ. Amen
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