“I wish the world would slow down,” I thought to myself this morning. It feels too. . . too rushed. Too agend-y. And so far from the peace of God’s presence.
And then, as if on cue and cutting across my own thoughts was this, “I’ve given you the power to do that you know.” He said casually, as if He were sitting across from me eating toast for breakfast.
“You have?” I thought hopefully and internally revving up. Here we go, prophetic training 2.0.
“You’re the one who sets your schedule, you choose who you spend time with. . .” and then like He’s leaning in for emphasis, “you’re the one who chooses whether you’re going to operate from a getting stuff done mentality or a slow down and smell the roses approach to life.”
And suddenly, what I thought was going to be a deeply spiritual, supernatural conversation has suddenly become very practical and loaded with fatherly advice.
Slow Down. Be Aware. Be Intentional.
And don’t forget that this life is full of choices.
Choices about how we spend our time.
Choices about who we spend it with.
Choices about what we think.
Choices about whether or not we will slow down and enjoy this life.
So, as I switch gears myself and sit here with my cup of coffee and watch the snow fall lazily on the ground, my prayer for you is that you too will come back to the place of peace and choosing the pace of your own life.
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