This post is a part of Five Minute Fridays. http://www.fiveminutefriday.com
Write for five minutes on the prompt ‘steady’.
The first thing I always think of when given a new prompt is some cliche phrase. This week, the prompt is ‘steady’ and my brain immediately thinks of the phrase “slow and steady wins the race”
As much as I didn’t want to go that route, here I am going there because it is so true. Slow and steady DOES win the race. How often do we rush ahead trying to manipulate God’s timing because it’s not matching our own? How often do we attempt to skip steps in God’s plan because, quite frankly, it’s just taking too long.
It’s imperative to slow down and when we do, we win the race. We win God’s grace and blessings. He has beautifully, perfect plans for us and our haste decreases our ability to see the beauty. When we’re speeding along, rushing from one destination to the next, we’re missing so much.
Steady. Slow and steady. This life is not a race to be won, but to be steadily enjoyed. When we seek joy in the path he has laid before us by being steady in our pace, we’re honoring Him. We’re saying “I trust you, Lord”.
Angela, “Great minds think alike.” I also wrote on The Tortoise and the Hare. I’m sure many of us did. I suppose that, no matter how old we get, some lessons just stick in our memories forever. 🙂
Loved this: “It’s imperative to slow down and when we do, we win the race.” So true.
Have a great weekend,
Shauna Blaak (your neighbour in FMF#51)