I rush and rush until life’s no fun.
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why.
In contrast, the Bible never says that Jesus rushed anywhere. He was usually busy, but found time to pray a lot. His total ministry was accomplished in three short years, but he found time to play with children, to investigate a fig tree, to take a nap during a boat ride, to rest at noontime beside a well, and to attend a wedding reception.
The Bible does not say, “If you hurry, you can catch up with God.” It does say, “Cease striving and know that I am God” (Psalms 46:10).
If you’re feeling like you can’t keep up with God, like you’re herding cats, like you’re being pulled in a hundred different directions, perhaps you’re not in the right lane. Slow down. Take the time to consider God’s purpose, God’s priorities, and God’s plan.
1 Corinthians 9:24 has some fantastic advice: “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.” He didn’t say run every which way like a chicken with its head cut off. A runner has to know God’s purpose, God’s priorities, and God’s plan. Won’t you “be still” and consider these things?