Tempted to Compare My Pace

I set my goal, and it was a big one. I wanted to create a Leader’s Guide to accompany my newly-released book. Even when I started writing the book, I knew it would one day be used by women to dive deeper into God’s Word through group study. Still, seeing this new goal through to the end would take extreme focus and a heaping dose of determination.

I created a timeline and marked my calendar with the much-anticipated date of completion. I broke each big task into manageable steps. Just like writing the book itself the year before, I knew I could do this with God’s help. But I needed to stay on schedule. That was the key:

Stay. On. Schedule.

Summer proved to be the perfect time for such a huge assignment. Taking an out-of-town sabbatical would give me just the quiet study time I would need. I didn’t know, however, that God had other plans.

Different things happened to interrupt my well-laid-out schedule. Company came for a visit, and I felt a strong nudge from God to lay down my fancy organizer and enjoy precious time making memories with loved-ones. Then, a frightening interruption. One that would eventually send me to the hospital and leave me unable to do anything for several weeks.

My goal to do this great thing for God came to a screeching halt.

Instead, the lofty dream faded. Now I just longed to do simple things, like take a walk down my street again. Cook dinner for my family again. Feel like myself again. But healing was slow going, and summer soon came to an end.

During that time, I watched many of my friends racing along at warp speed, accomplishing one great thing after another. Before I knew it, I began comparing my pace with theirs. I seemed to be moving like a snail compared to them...

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