Four Things For Slowing Down
You and me? We’re busy. But this is a thing right now. People all over are asking, “why am I so busy again?” Steph and I have a thing against busy, but I’d say that looks wildly different in our wildly different lives. That doesn’t matter, but what does matter is that busyness is rarely Holy Spirit time. It’s rarely the time we hear that still small voice or we pause to feel that almost invisible gift God’s giving in the moment.
I learned on HowTheyBlog.com that these days “ humans create more information in 2 days than we did from the dawn of civilization through 2003. (according to Google’s Eric Schmidt)” That means Abraham moved a whole lot slower than you and me. He processed things more slowly. Thought about them more. Turned them over in his mind for longer periods of time. And so did Moses, Peter, Paul, or just about anyone else in history.
Pick one or more of these and read it today. Let’s be un-busy. Let’s banish busy. Or at least let’s take a few minutes to think about it. And maybe today or tomorrow we’ll move a little slower and find a gift we almost missed in all fast paced stuff of today.
Original photo of Stranger #50 by BenRaynal from Flickr Creative Commons. Adapted by Stephanie Oh.