Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hurrying Isn't Helpful

I hate when I have to rush somewhere. Chaos does not suit me well. I always forget something, lose my car keys, stub a toe, and break into a sweat. Hurrying isn't helpful to me at all. I actually move the fastest when I slow down and pace myself. Prepping things the night before so my mornings aren't chaotic does wonders for me. Setting a timer for the endless amounts of work I have to do helps me to not try to hurry work that I have time to do well.

I believe that this is the same in our lives. Trying to hurry or counting our chickens be for they hatch almost never turns out well but still we try it. We want that new car, that promotion, those shoes, or that vacation even if our bank accounts or credit are saying "have a seat ma'am". Nothing that we get in a hurry is for the long term. I think about the testimony of friends who have struggled through unemployment for years only to land their dream jobs or jobs that were better than the ones they had in the end. 

I say all that to say, take some time to slow it down. Not all people like to slow down but sometimes doing so may be best. Don't let your mind race 100 miles per minute. You don't have to do everything right now. Set your goals, make your plans, and most importantly do the work and growth you need to reap your harvest but don't hurry the process. There is a reason you don't have whatever it is you want and possibly even need right now. In fact it may be very ugly and gloomy for you. However, I challenge you to not pray that your valley passes quickly, but to pray that God will guide you on your journey. Take note of what is happening around and within in you and most importantly enjoy what you have and are doing in the meantime. 

Whatever it is, it will pass.

Hurrying isn't helpful.