Today my AMAZING (in case he’s reading this) boss shared something with me that spoke to him … in hopes that it may speak to me.
Jesus never rushed.
Stop and think about that for a second. Jesus never rushed.
In the scripture you never see Jesus rushing all over the place. Jesus lived a short life on earth and his public ministry wasn’t long at all – and yet he wasn’t in a rush to get everything done. Jesus withdrew often to be with the Father and Jesus was intentional with his time.
Does that bring freedom or what?
I don’t know how to get it all done. I don’t know how to be everything to everyone and keep the wheels moving. But I don’t think it’s even about all that – I think if we withdraw and spend time with the Father we will know our next move and we won’t frantically rush to get there.
When I’m busy, I feel important. When my schedule is full, I feel wanted. When I’m planning something, I feel affirmed because I can create and see the results of my hard work.
But to rest …. slow down … chillax (as Trinity, my 7 year old, would say) I’m not sure I even know how to do that.
You know why I think we stay busy? If we slow down and get quiet we are left with ourselves and our thoughts. Heaven forbid we ever reflect on our own emptiness and changes that we need to make … apologies that we need to give … forgiveness that we need to offer…. and other stuff that seems to only come to our hearts when we’re alone and quiet.
I don’t know about you but I’m relieved to know that Jesus didn’t rush. Jesus lived with purpose and intent and he lived it out pretty dang well, don’t you think? Yet, he never rushed.
I don’t know what this looks like in your life but I know for myself it has altered me. I pray you slow down with me today.
“We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing.” – Psalm 39:6