Jul 27, 2016


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Let me tell you about the last 24 hours. We have a new line of products that are designed, ready to print, and I love them SO much–I know they will change people’s lives. But yesterday we chose not to order them. I prayed so hard and felt God clearly telling me to not do things like the rest of the world. To surrender to slow. And I’m so grateful for that decision. I am not a numbers person, and I don’t have a business degree (music theatre BFA). I’ve run this business for over ten years, and I have learned a thing or two, but let me tell you this: God’s plan does not look like the rest of the world’s success.

The world says do more, grow fast, be big, use these tricks, analyze, do it like those people, get ahead. But, Jesus didn’t have Instagram or a megaphone. He had two feet and truth, and He sat around dinner tables and talked one-on-one with people.

New homeowners like trees labeled “fast growing” to fill in a space quickly, or provide shade to reduce the cooling bill. But fast growing trees don’t have deep enough roots to last through storms and drought. Good things grow, and take root, little by little. And pruning helps plants be more fruitful.

Maybe–despite everything everyone tells you–fast isn’t the goal.

Maybe less is okay.

Maybe a slower pace will help your roots stretch deep and wide.

It’s okay to grow slow. 

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  1. Zoe on July 28, 2016 at 9:04 am

    I really needed to hear this today, thank you Lara, xx

  2. Nancy on July 28, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Lara, as much as I agree with slowing down, I’m really looking forward to all of the new stuff you ladies have planned. His timing is always right thou….
    Nancy H

  3. Sarah K on June 12, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Thank you for this message. I burst into tears reading it today. The illustration about roots – YES. Sometimes it is so hard to see progress when the growth is slow. But I suppose that’s where faith plays its role.

    • Lara on June 13, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      I’m so grateful this encouraged you, Sarah!

  4. Kelly on December 6, 2018 at 11:55 am

    I really needed this today! Thank you for the reminder!

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