Be Ruthless with Hurry
February deadline, papers to read, planning to finish, forms to complete, children to parent… the list goes on. In fact, there isn’t enough time to make a list.
I am so busy being busy and hurrying and scurrying that I am beginning to lose me. Yesterday, a friend recommended a book.
Another book? Yes, I love reading books, books have been my friends but actually, right now I have no time to read them. She thrust it under my nose and without even looking at the front cover I flicked it open to a random page.
“If the devil can’t make you sin, he’ll make you busy” - Corrie ten Boom
I flicked again;
“Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life” – Dallas Willard
I took a deep breath and turned my eyes heavenwards, “OK, Lord, I’m listening but you do know I have an important book deadline, I can’t just walk away from my family, my job, my commitments.”
Again, I flicked through the book.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden light.” – Jesus Christ (Matt 11:28)
That says it all, really.
PS. I’ve started reading the book – The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry (How to stay emotionally healthy and spiritually alive in the chaos of the modern world) by John Mark Comer. It’s good.