Why are We in a Rush?

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “rush.” We’d love to have you join us.

People quickly moving to and fro. It seems like the world is constantly in motion. Why are we in such a rush?

This afternoon, I was at the grocery store picking up a few items. I grabbed what I needed and got in line at one of the tills. The lady in front of me told me that it might be awhile as she was having an issue with one of her sale items. I simply laid down my stuff and waited patiently. I wasn’t in a rush so I simply waited until it was my turn. It was only a few minutes and then she was on her way and it was my turn. I didn’t lose anything by waiting.

The thing that got me was how she kept apologizing for holding us up. The world is always in such a hurry. We need to savor life and not get caught up in life’s craziness. Too often I think we miss parts of life and important moments because we are in such a rush.

Im vowing to slow down. To spend time with those I love. To play with sweet Luna more. To stop and just be. Let’s focus more on God’s words “Be still and know that I am God!”

20 thoughts on “Why are We in a Rush?

  1. I agree, the world is in too much of a hurry. I have friends who get really frustrated by small delays like another line moving slightly faster than theirs in the supermarket or a traffic light turning red as they approach, but how much do these things really matter? It’s so true that we miss out on things if we’re always rushing around.

  2. Tara,
    wise words. Isn’t it great to be operating out of patience, with space to wait? And what a blessing you proved to be to that woman, who expected frustration from you. 🙂 You breathed peace into a chaos that wasn’t yours.
    So glad to know you, friend!
    (#5 this week)

  3. Love this Tara! And isn’t the line at a store the perfect place to practice slowing down? I truly believe we can make or break someone’s day (and even our own) with our reaction in those lines. Choosing to simply slow down affords us opportunities that as you wisely said, we’d otherwise miss!

  4. Ha, I’ve wondered about this too. But I tend to be naturally slow. 🙂 The apologies are kind, but I wonder sometimes if they’re bracing for complaints and rudeness. I like what Tammy said in the comment above… returning kindness is a chance to “breathe peace into chaos.”

    Team Slow!

  5. I love it when I don’t have to rush and can take the time to just appreciate being free to wait and watch those around me. It gives me the chance to notice something I can pray for them about. It gives me time when I can think and talk to God about all the things I can’t remember when I am rushed. Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed this post. FMF #71 this week.

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