Slow, Not Hasty
Hasty: quick, speedy, hurried, rushed, swift, and rapid
Move Slow, Not Hasty
At times some of us are feeling tired, jittery, out of sorts. It could be because we are like a frog with it’s feet in fifty ponds at once. So busy, we get dizzy! We should desire having complete balance in everything that we do. If we don’t, then we are like a hamster on a wheel going fast, but not going anywhere. When we move too fast then we lose a sense of divine direction and connection with God and others. Balance is so important because it brings us to a place of anointed wisdom to think things through before we do something in haste. When we rush, the devil rushes in and has us to make quick decisions that aren’t always good for us. The devil loves getting us off balance, because if he can distract you, he will attack you.
If we are not careful we can become like Martha.
Martha was so busy serving, there was no balance in her spiritual life. She was so busy serving and worrying about what Mary wasn’t doing to help her, that she missed a great opportunity of loving, serving, and worshipping at the feet of Jesus. For further study Luke 10:38-42
Take time to put God first
We need to slow down, take time to pray, read our Bible, and have that one on one time with God. I say, “Pray, lest you fall prey unto Satan”. When we communicate with God without being distracted, we put duct tape on Satan’s mouth. Our focus is so sharp that we block everything else out.
When communicating with others
We need to stop talking all the time, and listen. James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. We can’t hear what others are saying to us if we are so consumed with all sorts of distractions. Idle time is the devil’s workshop, but so is being so busy, and not listening to someone else’s needs. We will miss many opportunities to connect on a deeper level and miss many blessings to enjoy relationships.
How distracted are you around others?
Remember Martha in Luke 10:38-42? We all need a reality check when it comes to giving another person our undivided attention. Greg and I were at a café eating and there was a couple sitting at a table not far from us. The parents were both so consumed with their phone that they ignored their two children, and they couldn’t even get their parents’ attention to care for their needs. How about at your table, is it a NO PHONE zone when communicating with your husband, wife, friends, and family? When we don’t give a person our undivided attention, then we are saying that what they have to say isn’t important enough to listen to.
Stop, slow down and seek God’s guidance when serving others
Do you lack balance in your life? Are you running around like a chicken with your head cut off? Pray, seek God’s guidance and He will help you each step of the way. Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, lean not unto thine own understanding. Verse 6. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your path. KJV Bible