Updated: Feb 20, 2019
"Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” Zachariah 4:10
I'm sure you've heard the phrase, " they grow up so quick" many times and if you are anything like me, you've also noticed that this is very true, especially if you have kids of different ages. My heart is expectant as I look at my four month old I know the milestones ahed of her, and every time she hits one I see her grow much quicker compared to my other three kids. I believe I began to notice this after each child was born. The years seem to end faster.
When I had my first daughter, I remember the mountain of responsibility hit me all at once. Soon I found myself repeating the same tasks over and over again, the repetitiveness of the day felt overwhelmingly boring, and tedious, days dragged and I dreaded the next because I knew I would have to do it all over again. I really disliked the process of it all, it felt as if I was wasting my time doing these very small tasks for these tiny people.
Now looking back on it I see the Lord wanted me to do some growing myself, he began to nurture my heart and feed my deficient spirit with His wisdom. My children were growing and so was I, the daily and repetitive tasks of each day became a chance to practice love, compassion and grace not just on my children but on myself also. And because God knows all the desires of my heart he began schooling me, training me to become what I so long desired...a better person, the mother that my kids needed.
I want to encourage you today with this; despite our size or where we are in life we continue to have small beginnings, as we surrender each day to the Lord and allow him to nurture us through the process of motherhood, us too will hit milestones. The days will become easier to handle and when they are hard we will no longer be deficit on patience or love. So, do not despise your small beginnings because just as your children are growing up so quick so are you! You might not see it but the milestones are there And one day you’ll become a mountain, no longer of dread and despair, but of love and wisdom.