I’ve reached a place in my life where I stopped rushing. I finally realized, by the grace of God, that I would get where I needed when I needed to. There was no reason for me to inconvenience myself and move any faster than need be. In this state, I yielded even more to the unctions of the Holy Spirit. I caught things I wouldn’t have, had I chosen to rush.
When you look at this world that we live in, there are so many people who choose to rush over taking things slow. I mean our entire society is based around it. I remember back in the day my mom would order something from Lane Bryant through the catalog, and it would take weeks to come. Now people are upset if Amazon Prime takes an extra day to deliver a package. What has happened?
I’ll tell you. People have begun to speed up time as if that means they will have more. All the time God has allotted for us is all that we will have. Instead of rushing from one thing to the next or even your own spiritual relationship with God, learn to bask in each moment. Learn to bask in each revelation. Think of how sturdy the mightiest oak in the forest is because it chose to deepen it’s roots before breaking ground. My prayer today is that you too become a mighty oak and learn to slow down.
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.”
Psalms 37:23 NKJV
Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
Truly think about it, what are you in a rush for? What do you gain by rushing everywhere? What can you gain by slowing down?