Slow Down

Slow Down

Ecclesiastes 9:11 KJV “…The race is not to the swift…”

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How often do we hear advice encouraging us to slow down? “Speed up!” “Go faster!” is what the boss says at the job. ‘This phone is faster, that computer is quicker, this internet service is the fastest,’ is what we hear. Rush to do this hasten to do that. When I was growing up as a youngster in the 80s speed was a popular drug. Seems like it still is.

I’ve been hearing a different voice lately; a quiet still voice inside that says, “Slow down.” What is that voice, or WHO is that voice? Am I going crazy? I don’t think so.🤪 I believe that voice to be God. Why? Because everything God says is always opposite of what this world says and vice versa.

Isaiah 55:8-9 HCSB ““For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways.” This is the Lord’s declaration. “For as heaven is higher than earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

To illustrate just how opposite our thinking is from God’s here’s a quote from the article, “God’s Ways Not Man’s Ways,” Endtimeschoices’s Blog on WordPress: (Yes it’s spelled that way)

“To go in, one must come out. (John 15:19)

To go up, one must come down. (James 4:10)

To be first, one must be last. (Matthew 20:16)

To be great, one must be least. (Luke 9:48)

To be strong, one must become weak. (2 Corinthians 12:10)

To receive one must give. (Matthew 10:39)

To be up in front, one must take the back seat. (Luke 14:7-11)

To be exalted one must be humbled. (Luke 14:11)

To be wise, one must become a fool. (1 Corinthians 3:18)

To find, one must lose. (Matthew 16:25)

To live, one must die. (Galatians 2:20; Jn 3:3)

The above scripture passages aren’t foreign to most of us but seeing them all grouped together can be daunting. Yet this is God’s way, the right way. Oh how our thinking is so different from God’s!😞

So when we hear a voice inside us saying, “Slow down,” in a world that’s always saying, “Speed up!” chances are it may be God.😊 Ask yourself, do plans usually succeed when I rush or when I don’t? Do I leave the house and forget things when I’m rushed or when I’m not?  Do people pick the right boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife when they move fast or when they move slow? You know the answer to these questions. Let us slow our roll y’all. Not only will we make better decisions, we will savor the joys of life. That’s right, even in this wicked, sick, witchcraft world one can experience joys in life as God intended. Patience is the key.😊

Psalms 145:16 HCSB “You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.”

Psalms 16:11 HCSB “You reveal the path of life to me; in Your presence is abundant joy; in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.”

Psalm 37:4 KJV “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”

Slow down and enjoy life. Life has a rhythm. The tempo is set by God. Don’t dance ahead of the beat. Get in step with the Holy Spirit. Swim with (not against) God’s current and live FOREVER!😊

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