Leaving the fast lane

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I got a speeding ticket a few months ago.   It was humiliating and expensive.  And it made me think.  Why am I in such a hurry?  Well, that particular day I was a little late to work, but I realized that hurrying had become a way of life.

I’ll do this “real quick”; that’ll just take a minute; hmm, I have five minutes what can I squeeze in?

Maybe I don’t need to do everything at top speed; maybe it is not so essential that I fit in every last thing that seems so urgent?

slow lane

What would happen if I slowed down, permanently? Not just for a few days for a rest or vacation, but in my really truly life. What if I just moved through my life, working, doing, accomplishing, enjoying, but not hurrying?  Is this even possible?

I long to have this courage to live my life on purpose, not rushing through already thinking about the second thing while I’m still on the first thing.

I wonder what I’ve been missing, always with my eye on speed and efficiency, blind to what really may have been happening around me.

 “I want to move on Kingdom time, not hustle time, with eyes to see, ears to hear, a heart to understand.”  Sarah Bessey

One of my ways to begin living in Kingdom time is to write a blog. I am not a “writer”, and yet, I find I have some things I want to write about.  I have always written in my head but seldom have taken the time to put these thoughts down on paper. Writing seems to help me to know myself, see my world, appreciate grace, and understand others with more tenderness.

Will you join me as I try harder not to try so hard?  Let’s move on Kingdom time, let’s see and hear and think and soak up and really be where and who we are.


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