Haste Makes Waste

I can’t stop thinking on a verse from yesterday’s reading,

day 21 in Proverbs.

The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness;

but of every one that is hasty only to want.

~ Proverbs 21:5

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I’m often hasty, rather than diligent.

I may think I’m being efficient,

but the reality is

haste only leaves me lacking.

Haste makes waste.

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Diligence takes time.

I remember…

The Lord urging me over and over again…

Live slow. Breathe deep.

Pause.

Take your time.

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Be attentive, deliberate, purposeful

in matters

that matter.

So, I’ll slow down.

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No more pushing through to the next thing…

catching up,

getting ahead,

missing out.

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Life is deep in the small things,

and in times, in moments

that are prone to go unnoticed.

They are subtle.

They only seem small.

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Like when a sudden bluster of wind

on an otherwise still day wraps us around,

I pray the small moments

capture me,

make me pause,

stir my senses to really live each day

and be

fully here.

It’s the small things

that make life big!

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Walking with Jesus,
Melissa Lyn Scott

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