“Desire without knowledge is not good— how much more will hasty feet miss the way! ”
– Proverbs 19:2
When we hurry through life, it makes us blind to the things that could use a little extra attention. Hurry also comes from a posture of importance, as in, “Whatever I’m doing now, is much more important than what I should be doing. I don’t have time for that — it can wait.” Guess what, we’ve all been there. Unfortunately, this is the modern world we live in. Hurrying is eroding your life. If you think life is going by you fast, it’s because you’re hurrying through it.
We can’t love the people near us if we’re in a hurry. Rushing doesn’t make you faster, it makes you clumsy, sloppy, and inconsiderate. When we’re in a hurry, we can’t see or hear with clarity. We will miss people who need someone to stop and pray with them, one in need of a hug, or the person needing us to “love on them” a little bit. Potentially, we miss out on so many wonderful opportunities, whether it’s community service, job-related, or new friendships. When we hurry, we miss all those things, including the people who need us.
Friend, there are dangers that we face in life when we hurry past our children, parents, neighbors, or our acquaintances. That’s not the way to live life, that’s not eternal life. Eternal life is walking in the unhurried rhythms of grace, and having eyes to see and ears to hear. With the Holy Spirit, we should experience joy in the life God has given us. And that is what God has called us to have!
Jesus, bless me with eyes to see and ears to hear so I don’t miss any opportunities to serve others.
How often are you in a hurry? How can you slow down and not be in a hurry?
If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.