Are you in a hurry these days?
What is hurry, anyway?
hurry :: to move, proceed, or act with haste; a state of urgency or eagerness; rush; hustle; scurry; bustle
Isn’t it true, if our pace isn’t rushed, our minds are? We think fast, we try to make decisions fast, we move from one fleeting thought to another. We attempt to multitask, to plan ahead, to make lists to stay on track. Some days our minds are completely overloaded and overwhelmed, we find it difficult to concentrate.
When we are in a hurry, we stress and worry. We miss important details with scattered thoughts. We may think hurrying is best, when in reality, it generally causes more effort in the end. Quicker isn’t always the best.
Yes, we are people in a hurry!
Today is a good day to pause and examine our hurry habits. Maybe you don’t struggle with hurry. Maybe, quite possibly, your pace doesn’t match the pace of the world. I hope that’s the case. Or maybe you’re like most, who don’t really think about hurry, but you just do it because that’s what you’ve known for so long.
Because hurry was such a part my life, that might be why I had difficult time adjusting when the pandemic hit and everything in my life came to a screeching halt. I found myself floundering here at home. Forced into an uncomfortable rhythm of slow, I didn’t know what to do or how to act. Nothing was familiar to me, not my schedule, not my pace, not my normal life.
Can you relate?
Were you forced to change your pace, either to a snail’s pace or more to the pace of a jack rabbit? Depending in your situation and your job, you likely experienced one or the other. For some of us we slowed way down. For others, hurry became our pace during that season. And maybe you’re still in a hurried pace today.
Surprisingly, it didn’t take me long to adjust to the slower pace of my life. I promised myself when things lifted that I wouldn’t return to the pace as I was keeping before. But here I am. Back to finding myself again in a hurry most days. This reality got me thinking the other day.
If God is not in a hurry, why am I? Why are we?
I share in this episode how God is not in a hurry, and our pace isn’t His. I offer a couple truths to support this observation and suggestions about how to change our pace in this fast-paced world. Maybe it’s time to slow things down to God’s pace?
Listen to the episode above to find encouragement in embracing a slower pace. It may just become a new way of life!
Life is too short to live it in a hurry.
Links in this episode:
- Episode 10 Waiting Times Don’t Need to Be Wasted Times
- Psalm 103:8 NIV
- Habakkuk 2:3 TLB
- Proverbs 19:2 NIRV
- Encouragement for Real Life Community Facebook group
Thank you for joining me today. God bless you.
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