You must not allow yourself to be in a rush. There is no way you can be led by the Spirit when you are in a hurry. Walk, don’t run, in the Spirit. You say, “There is much that needs to be done, and these are real responsibilities.” But there is only one thing that matters. By doing this “one thing,” you will accomplish more than you ever could have by doing the “many things” first. But not to the visible eye, of course; the results are first received in the spiritual realm, then revealed in the natural.
Without Me and My Spirit, you cannot possibly carry out My commands. I have many plans for you, but you can only walk in them through your spirit. Taking time to seek Me brings your flesh into obedience, for it inherently desires quick results. Your outer man has taken many years to be formed. When you set out to seek Me, your outer man will be pressed into submission to My Spirit. Such a process takes time, and it can be very excruciating.
This is why many will opt for busyness and allow the visible results to deceive them. My loved one, do not allow yourself to be deceived! Wide is the door through which many will travel. I’m coaxing you. I’m calling you. Allow Me to have all of you, so I can take you through the narrow door.
“Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, ‘Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.’ And Jesus answered and said to her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.’” (Luke 10:38-42)
Masterpiece of the Wilderness ©2005 Deanna Deering