Sometimes I think that the things that put me in a state of hurry, are things that aren’t even entirely necessary in the first place.
I recently fell and hurt myself. I had had a very full day and was getting ready to leave the house for the last of the day’s activities. I had all the kids ready and waiting for me in the car. As I headed out the door I decided that I should run back in for a phone charger. As I rounded the corner of the kitchen into the dining room, I tripped head-first over the dog gate. I laid there on the floor in pain and disbelief, and I analyzed the situation and its severity. After a few moments passed and I realized I was ok, I hobbled back to the car and headed out for the night. We had a great time and as I thought about it, I laughed at the fact that I hadn’t even needed the phone charger, the very thing that had made me hurry. If I could have avoided my hurry, I could have avoided my hurt.
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Sometimes I need to remind myself that if I was aligned more evenly with God, my life wouldn’t be as laborious and burdened as it feels. I have a tendency to add more and more to my life, to my responsibilities and schedules, without thinking about the strain it causes me and my family. Do you find yourself doing the same? I find myself in a hurry all the time just to keep up with the things I keep adding to my life.
I would love to encourage you, as well as myself to yoke up with God and stop adding unnecessary busyness to our lives! His burdens are light, He will give us rest and most of the stuff that we are in a hurry to do, doesn’t need to be done.