“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.” – Psalm 37:5-6
God does not want you to be hurried. You can’t be hurried and be happy because if you’re hurried all the time, your relationships will be suffering. Many of your relationships will be an illusion. You’ll be tricking yourself into thinking everything is going great, and you’re able to hide it because you’re always in a hurry getting to the next thing. You will find very quickly that your relationships will improve if you can make reduce the clutter in your life and become more present, and become an interruptible, loving, patient person. There are times in our lives where we have a lot to do, and we’re busy. You can be really effective at your job and you can actually work long hours and never be hurried. In fact you’ll likely be more productive, even though that’s not what we’re looking for. What we’re looking for is loving disciples who are unhurried and happy disciples. Patience is the number one happiness agent. Impatience is the number one happiness killer. So often we’re not willing to wait to see the seeds that we’ve planted grow. We’re not willing to wait and till them. We’re not willing to wait and see what happens in relationship. Impatience leads to so much unhappiness. Yet we find ourselves hurrying. Practice patience. Wait and watch the planted seeds grow. Wait and see what happens in the relationships in our lives. Let’s strive not to hurry and instead be happy. Trust in God’s way instead of rushing on our own.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, thank you for having patience in me. I pray that today I practice patience in my life and in the relationships I have with those around me. Please use me to glorify you today. Amen.
REFLECTION: How has my hurrying impacted the relationships I have in my life? How can I practice patience today?