Friday, January 13, 2012

Don't hurry the bloom, you'll destroy the bud

I've been having a hard time these past couple of weeks, trying to discern and decide things in my life. Luckily, I have friends that send me wonderful things like the following that help along the way:

Prayer for Patience


Teach me to be patient with life, with people, and with myself.  I sometimes try to hurry things along too much, and I push for answers before the time is right.  Teach me to trust Your sense of timing rather than my own and surrender my will to Your greater and wiser plan.  Help me let life unfold slowly, like the small rosebud whose pedals unravel bit by bit, and remind me that in hurrying the bloom along, I destroy the bud and much of the beauty there in. 

Instead, let me wait for all to unfold in its own time.  Each moment and state of growth contains a loveliness. Teach me to slow down enough to appreciate life and all it holds. Amen

Have a slow and appreciative weekend!