Life is Too Short to Be in a Hurry

Timmy Brister has an outstanding post on his blog about “busyness.” Here’s an excerpt:

"One of the great hindrances to life on mission is being in a hurry. Have you noticed how impossible it is for a hurried person to love someone? They may be physically present, but they are mentally distant. They may give you lip service, but their hearts are far from you. Don’t get me wrong. There are good intentions with being in a hurry. I want to get things done. I love being productive. But when the product takes precedence over people, then my usefulness ironically makes me unproductive for the mission. Even worse, I begin to treat people like product rather than objects of my affection–to listen, to learn, to love. All those things that takes time - things that the absence of margin and presence of hurry rob us from experiencing as we are controlled by a rhythm of life that takes the life out of us."

You can (and might I add “should”) read the rest here.

Challenge: Set a timer for thirty minutes and be fully present. No screens, no distractions. Whether you're focusing on family, friends, reading, scripture memorization, or simply sitting in the silence of God's love.