Rush, Rush, Rush?

From the Pastor    Rush, Rush, Rush?  


Having patience is one of the hardest things about being human. We want to do it now, and we don’t want to wait. Sometimes we miss out on our blessing when we rush things and do it on our own time. — Deontay Wilder

Do you find yourself always in a rush?  Is that fun?  I don’t enjoy it, even though sometimes it is necessary because of an urgent need or a bundle of immediate tasks.  No, it’s much more pleasant to be relaxed than rushed… paced, instead of panicked.


What’s the tempo of your life today?  Some of us are harried and hurried.  Some of us are dawdling about looking for something to do.  Many of us are somewhere in between.


But who sets the tempo of your daily living?  If you feel pressed by the demands of a job or others, that is aggravating.  If you are internally pushed by a compulsive mind-set of high expectations… that may be a good thing… or perhaps it isn’t.


Try investing in good planning.  Leave early for destination; then you don’t have to drive so fast… you can relax at a stoplight and watch birds flying overhead.  You don’t need a speeding ticket.  Enjoy the hues of varied colors radiating from the clouds in the sky. – What blessings are we missing in the rush of rushing?


Banish procrastination, for that is one of your life-villains.

Have realistic expectations for yourself and others.

Pare down the agenda to the important matters and let trivia wait.


“Be still and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10) is a wonderful invitation (and mantra) God gives us.  It’s the antithesis to rushing.


             God’s best to you today,