I’m having a “no-hurry” day today. That means I didn’t jump out of bed the minute I woke up. I stayed still for ten minutes saying good morning to God.
Then, as I begin my day, I resolve to
- Drive in the right-hand lane.
- Walk at a relaxed pace.
- Read instead of scan.
- Speak more slowly.
- Taste my food.
- Wait in line without fidgeting.
- Avoid multi-tasking.
A no-hurry day allows God to speak peace to my soul. It’s OK to slow down sometimes, to not take control of every situation, to let others lead, and to yield every moment, every task, and every relationship to God’s oversight. Try it. You may be surprised at how little time you lose by not hurrying and at how much more fun you have along the way.
“When the soul is understood and attended to, we can be liberated from hurry, preoccupation, unsatisfied desires, and chronic discontent”. – John Ortberg