Thursday, 21 October 2010

Live slowly, love quickly

When you've got a million things to do, and quickly, the temptation all too often is to get into a state of rush inside. Not that rushing is always bad; I'm sure it's needed often. But why run ourselves into an early grave by getting worked up to the point of frantic, rat-race, bullied-by-life stress?

I sometimes have to tell myself to slow down - on the inside. I'll always be the sort who has umpteen things on the go at any one time, but I find if I just slow down a little, I get just the same amount done, maybe even more, but without totally exhausting myself. Slow down. Take life in. Don't bomb past it all at 100 mph, missing the detail of each moment. Savour it. Live slowly.

I'm on a mission to pour out my life for Jesus and His people. I'm on a mission to love people as much as possible, and sometimes slowing down a little can help there too. I don't want to be so busy serving and giving that I forget to actually love people. Too busy loving to love.

Live slowly, love quickly.