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In a world that never rests and constantly spins harried, I deemed 2015 as the year for unhurried. It is a timely word. Unhurried is not the same as balanced and it doesn't mean simplify. Unhurried isn't lazy and it isn't about busy-ness.
Unhurried is about the pace I set my heart to live.
When Sam was a toddler and beginning to do things on his own, I realized I was always rushing him. One day I thought, Why am I always rushing him? He has the rest of his life to hurry up. I made up my mind to quit rushing my two year old.
Do you know what happened? We quit being late. I'm not sure how it works, but somehow when you quit hurrying you gain time.
Jesus lived unhurried.
He was busy -- especially during the years of his public ministry. He wasn't rushed. He had time because he lived unhurried.
It takes faith to live an unhurried pace. It takes obedience to live an unhurried pace. It takes letting go of control to live an unhurried pace.
I'm learning God is big enough to take care of my time. He is powerful enough to bend the minutes in order to give space in each day for the work He has for me.
I have an inkling that unhurried is what happens when radical faith and rapid obedience team up to complete the works God has for a person.
This week I celebrate what's to come as I learn to live unhurried.