Today’s Topic: Be a Bee 🐝
I read something great this week and it resonated with me – ‘Butterflies cover a lot of ground, but only bees gather honey.’
Out of interest I gave it some thought to see what I can learn about this statement. Butterflies are light, pretty, and gentle, while bees are hardworking and busy.
When someone says that they have butterflies in their stomach you get the impression that they are anxious and nervous about something. Their restlessness makes them what to take flight and run away from the stress.
They may relocate for a chance to survive the threatening outcome. They may say things like ‘if this continues, I will go mad’ or ‘I will have a heart attack’. So, like the butterfly they move around. Butterflies cover a lot of ground.
The saying ‘As busy as a bee’ means someone is moving about quickly doing many things. Bees are hardworking and if faced with threat they do a surprise attack on the unwanted visitor as they literally get together, hide, and then attack.
I decided that it’s better to be a Bee than a Butterfly.
When we come together, work together, we accomplish more. Quote: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” One move can change your life for better or worse. For richer or for poorer.
God is in the details so don’t be a butterfly becoming restless and wanting to take flight. We can choose to be either a butterfly getting anxious and nervous or a bee that is busy getting things done. We can’t be both.
Don’t leave your assignment prematurely. At the end of your life, you want to be known for your obedience to God.
God is not in a hurry. We are in a hurry and that is what keep us unhappy, disappointed, and stressed.
Isaiah 40:29-31 says, “The Lord gives strength to those who are weary. Even young people get tired, then stumble and fall. But those who trust the Lord will find new strength. They will be strong like eagles soaring upward on wings; they will walk and run without getting tired.”
One move can change your life for better or worse. For richer or for poorer. God is in the details so don’t act out of haste. Waiting on God calls for a disciplined life or you can live a life of regrets.
Nehemiah 6:3 says, “I am doing a great work and cannot come down.” Nehemiah was in charge of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. His enemies tried four times to stop his work.
Nehemiah was not going to be distracted. He was not leaving the work. If he had stopped, he would have been killed. Don’t be distracted, don’t come down from what you are building. You are doing a great work and will not take flight.
Prayer Time: Father, we are not coming down nor taking flight. We don’t know how and we don’t know when but we know you will do whatever you have spoken. In Jesus Name, Amen.
God has not lost track of you. God doesn’t come and go. He stays with you in the waiting room.