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Day #26 – 30 Day Challenge

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c24This final season in Thirty Days of Devotion began a couple of days ago, but yesterday’s post really puts things into focus.

When the season of harvest begins, not only do the blessings start flowing, but the work kicks into high gear. But here’s the deal; the work doesn’t always remain the same.

What I mean is, just because you’ve always been involved in a certain ministry or involved with a specific group doesn’t mean you will always be. Or that you SHOULD always be.

This is where listening to the Spirit, feeling out your passions, and breaking out of your comfort zone might need to take place. Having learned and trained in one position for awhile, the Lord may want us to move on in our walk. He may have someone else who needs to learn what we’ve accomplished.

Our God shows us His work, but He doesn’t chain us to the plow. On the contrary. He grows us in one place or situation to bless the next place or situation. Grows us there, then moves us again.

And the season of harvest is the perfect place to really see the effects of this. If we haven’t moved on as He has wanted, we’re going to find ourselves way over-busy, not only doing the new tasks that He’s called us to, but holding on to the old ones that He wants us to release.

Your turn: Do you find areas in your life where you’re over-busy? Have you held onto something for too long?

I know this message doesn’t apply to everyone, but this particular issue is why it’s so important to be sure of the passions involved during the summer season of growth. Tomorrow’s article from Thirty Days of Devotion will be “Grinding Away Priorities.” Hope to see you back then!

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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

4 thoughts on “Day #26 – 30 Day Challenge

  1. Exciting Christa!!!!

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  2. What a great point about re-evaluating activities/priorities/where God is leading!!!! Well, when we move into the MCS house, I think a lot of things will change. It’s hard for me to even picture! 🙂 But I know that God wants me to put my health pretty high on priority, because I will finally have a chance to do this and (Lord willing) get us on a path where I can take care of our daughter & hubby can get a job again. For instance, I have been SOOO sick that most of the time I can’t exercise. Being in a very low-chemical environment, I expect that I will soon be able to exercise and do other things which should help the upward spiral of my recovery. But beyond that, I will need to be asking God what to prioritize, etc. I am so excited to think that I’ll finally be out of “mostly bed-ridden” state soon, and wondering what God is going to have me do! 🙂

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