There is one season to harrow the ground, another season to scatter the seeds, still another season to irrigate the fields and still another to harvest the crop. We must attend to these various kinds of activities in their proper seasons in order to become successful. (‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Consultation, p. 7)
I love this quote! I forget the natural order of things. I so often plant the seeds and expect the harvest to arrive immediately. The material world has taught me to expect instant meals, instant banking, instant shopping – impulses are met quickly. But God’s world is different.
It’s a reminder to slow down. Stop rushing. Stop being driven by the “to do” list. Pray. Listen to the promptings of the spirit for the next right action. Remember that everything I am and everything I do is under the watchful care of a loving Father. All’s right with the world. This moment is perfect just as it is. Breathe. Take time to enjoy and be grateful for every season. There’s no need to push things before they’re ready. God’s got my back. He’s in charge.
Remembering there’s no need to rush, I am grateful!
What jumped out for you as you read today’s meditation? I’d love it if you would share so we can all expand our knowledge of the Writings!
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