Don’t Be in a Hurry
November 1 2020
In Proverbs 19:2 (b), it says that a person who hurries with his feet sins. The Amplified Bible says that a person who acts impulsively and proceeds without caution or analyzing the consequences misses the mark. How many of us are in hurry to do things without giving it the requisite analysis or thought. We marry too quickly, change jobs too fast, rush to buy expensive items, change church families and make impulsive decisions that have adverse life-long consequences.
When I walk to exercise, I can take more time to look where I am stepping to avoid the unevenness or holes in the road. That prevents me from turning my ankle or even the potential for a worse injury. If I am running, I have less time to watch my steps and avoid holes in the road because I am trying to complete my run in the shortest time possible. Fast is not necessarily better. God is cautioning us against being impulsive and encouraging us to take our time to make the best decision for our lives and the lives of others. If we ignore His warning, we are essentially saying that we know better than God what we should be doing. It is always in our best interest to apply God’s word to our lives. He knows what is best for us and His word is a lamp unto our feet and a light for our path.
God who is omnipotent and omniscience took six days to create the heavens and the earth and all that dwells therein. He could have completed the work much sooner, but He was not in a hurry. Perfection came from the use of the full six days. There is an old adage that says “Rome was not built in a day”. It literally took years to build a city that is so magnificent. It still stands strong today. Let’s make sure that whatever we are building in our lives is the result of careful consideration and thoughtful planning. If God says to wait, then we wait. Moving too fast could cause us to sin. Acknowledge God and let Him direct our paths. His path may take us longer, but the results will be far better.