Do you ever feel like you’re always in a hurry?
I do. Lots of times it seems I’m always running behind and I find myself wishing my days had six or eight or ten more hours so I could accomplish everything on my to do list.
If it’s on my to do list, it must be important. Right? Why else would it be there?
Where does this come from? Insecurity is the usual culprit. And where there’s insecurity, we’ll often find fear. Fear of missing something, of falling behind, of being diminished in other’s eyes, and feeling diminished in on our own eyes.
And, when we give in to this hurry, hurry, hurry mentality, we find ourselves saddled with stress, frustration, fatigue. Our relationships with our spouse and our kids, on our jobs, in our church are strained—sometimes to the point where something snaps. And then we can add feelings of failure and incompetence.
In the rush to get things done, our priorities get mixed up.
We neglect the important things. Our time with God for one. And sometimes we blame God for letting this happen.
We end up robbing ourselves of our rest and peace—vital parts of life we will find only in him.
God wants us to stop trying to do it all on our own. He constantly reminds us to stop and spend time with him, to pray and listen. To remember he is in control, to lean on him, to focus and to trust him and his plan. He calls us to “Be still, be calm, see, and understand I am the True God.” Psalm 46:10 (Voice)