I remembered an old joke that if our ancestors missed a stagecoach they sat down for a week to await the next one, whilst we get frustrated if we miss a revolving door. Was that actually happening to me? I pulled myself up sharply as I did my shopping, reminding myself to breathe!
It’s so easy to get swept up into the ‘rat-race’ of everyday life; to be affected by the bustle and hurry of a generation that has the world at its fingertips. Easy to become impatient when our plans don’t work out instantly; when the things Yahweh has promised don’t appear with the speed of information from a search engine; or the vision that He has given us doesn’t unfold with the promptness of a computer booting up. It’s a fact of life that Yahweh will not be hurried and that important things still take time. There is time to breathe! There’s time to ponder important decisions; time to play with the children; time to smell the flowers; time to be with friends and family; and there’s time to do the will of Yahweh and to walk companionably with Yahshua.
He has made everything beautiful in its time…there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.
Ecclesiastes 3:11-12 (NIV)