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Living Faster and Faster

JD-ex
Nov 11, 2016, 3:40 PM 0

by HJS

Living faster than ever before and enjoying it less? Millions of people are like that, living in a pressure cooker environment, packing more and more into less and less time, but liking it less every day. Time to reflect is in very short supply.

A recently published book is a commentary of our busy lives. It's title? Thirty-Second Bedtime Stories for Parents Who Don't Have Time. Or check out the self-help section of your local bookstore and count the number of books that include the "One Minute" term in the title, like One-Minute Devotional Thoughts for Executives on the Go, and so forth.

Let's face it. Today almost everything is accelerating - how fast you drive or fly, how much you are able to do, how many responsibilities you bear, and how far you hit the ball. Slowing down may result in your accomplishing more that is lasting and worthwhile, to say nothing of being a better mom or dad, a more relaxed friend, and someone whom the spirit of God can direct and use.

There are some decisions that only you can make, and that includes when you say no, what you can do and cannot do, and when to refuse to take on one more activity that will take you away from your family.

Prioritizing your goals means you have to place value on certain things. The reality is that the good is the enemy of the best in life, and without taking charge of your life, you're going to be on the downhill run, panting harder and harder, ending up more weary at the end of the day. No wonder the Bible says, "Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom" (Psalm 90:12).

 

Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.  PSALM 90:12

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