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Holiday break. Glorious, holiday break. The season of when you are in a “hurry, go, do” world to all of the sudden you are asking people “what day is today?!”.  As the break has ended and the new year has begun I am still challenging myself to not always be in a hurry. The idea of not being in a hurry isn’t a veil being lifted from my eyes. For years, my husband has preached on margin and creating margin in every area of your life to help maintain balance and of course, being on time to all appointments. And yet, I still cram the impossible on my schedule because… why not?! I’m not saying busyness is bad. Some busyness means you’re not wasting your life and talents on pointless things. However, there is a fine line of having too much to do so you are only left to hurry.

If we are in a constant state of hurry, we are missing out on so much-love, joy, peace. In scripture, you will never see Jesus in a hurry. Even our culture makes it very clear that slow is bad and fast is good. What I have learned is that if we are in the process of “hurry, hurry, hurry”  it’s much easier to miss the very thing we pray for, or the person that needs encouragement, or fill in the blank. During these next few weeks of prayer and fasting, take time settle in to what He is doing in your life. Don’t hurry straight thru for the sake of wanting to be done with it or even marking it off your list. I promise, February will be here and what you are sacrificing now will be worth it. Don’t miss it for only filling your time with something else to help fill the void or simply being in a hurry.

“God’s promise of entering his rest still stands, so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to experience it.” Hebrews 4:1

– Danielle Doss

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