“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.”
– Psalm 37:7
Today, I want to talk to you about one of the most important things you can do to achieve, succeed and thrive in life, and to be an overall joyful person — stop hurrying! Very often, we’re like a person looking for a parking spot, who’s hurriedly zipping around and flying by cars, but who drives right by the spot you notice as you’re taking it nice and slow. When you’re in a hurry and constantly moving, you miss out on the opportunities, joys and the unnoticed and seemingly unremarkable paths that lead you to big victories in life.
Remember that 99% of the time, you don’t have to hurry (unless you’re being chased by a lion). Rushing doesn’t make you more successful. On the contrary, it makes you clumsy and blind, and if you’re not careful, it can cause you to completely miss the many good things that God wants to bring into your life.
Be intentional in slowing down your pace today and watch as Jesus speaks to you, works through you and uses you to bless others in His Name. He will work out everything that concerns you as you rest in Him!
God, thank you for teaching me to slow down and to be intentional in my pace today. As I wait for you, I ask that you would open my eyes to see where you are leading me.
Do you find yourself hurrying often? If so, how can you slow down and hear God’s voice today?