This week’s post marks the end of our Invest series! I love sharing and writing on many topics, but this one truly stretched me in ways I needed. I wanted to end this series with a special, final note.
Spending vs. investing time was an idea I sat with for weeks prior to sharing on the blog. God planted the seed, but it didn’t stop there. I felt overwhelmingly pulled to unpack the idea, and allow God to work in me through it. I felt called to be still. I knew He wanted to open my eyes and heart to more of Him. I prayed, wrote in my journal, shared thoughts with my wise advisers, and truly let God speak. I didn’t rush His teaching process, which is something I struggle with wanting control of. I typically want answers and wisdom now. However, God doesn’t typically send me answers when I want them. He sends me answers when I slow down enough to let Him give them to me.
I’m walking away from this series with an appreciation for slowing down to let God water the seeds he plants in my heart and mind. What good is a seed if we don’t take time to let it grow? God wants us to reap a harvest, but it takes His touch and our focused time. A garden isn’t grown overnight. Are we willing to slow down enough to let God teach? Are we willing to let Him nourish the seeds He plants? Are we willing to invest where He calls us?
With all of that in mind, I know the topics we discussed were somewhat heavy. Consider them seeds. I encourage you to let the Lord water them. Take your time. Let Him help you make tough decisions as it relates to who you spend your time with, and who you invest your time in. Allow wise mentors to help guide you. Pour out your gifts to the youth, and remember you’re worthy of being invested in as well. I have a feeling you’ll be glad you did.
Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.