Slow is Good ~ Sunday Devotion
The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. 2 Peter 3:9 (NLT)
Thank goodness the Lord is patient with me. I, on the other hand, am anything but patient. Slow is good when it comes to how the Lord deals with me, but that’s about it. If you’re a runner, slow isn’t good. If you want to lose weight, slow is certainly not good. If you’re behind a car on the way to Bloomington, slow is so not good! (If you know, you know!)
But wait. Maybe slow is good. Not only when it comes to how the Lord deals with you and me but also in the scenarios I just mentioned. I’m a runner no matter how fast or how slow I go. Taking the slow approach to weight loss is the only way to get sustainable lasting results. And the drive to Bloomington really is beautiful when you enjoy the scenery while easing away from the bumper in front of you.
Things take time. Good things take time. In fact, growth happens during the process. It’s not about the final outcome.Things take time. Slow is good. Embrace it. The results will be worth it. #FaithAndFitness #EnjoyTheJourney Click To Tweet
Take your healthy living journey for example. When you go on a diet, you might get quick results but they never last. You’re unhappy while you’re implementing whatever crazy plan it is and then you feel worse when you can’t stick with it. However, when you commit to a sustainable way to live a healthy life, you get lasting results. Not only that, but you grow along the way. You learn how to honor the unique body God entrusted to you. You grow closer to the Lord and to the people around you because you’re keeping your eyes on your own paper. You become more confident and show up each day to live your best life because you’re no longer distracted by feelings of guilt, shame, and insecurity. Before you know it, you’re getting results – mentally, spiritually, and physically.
Slow is good. The alternatives of going slowly are not moving forward at all or moving so quickly that you eventually crash and burn. Neither of those options sound appealing. I think I’ll let off the gas a little and enjoy the beauty around me. How about you?
Action Step: Take a leisurely walk today and consider how you’re approaching life. Embrace the slow. Thank God for His patience with you and for the progress you’re making on your journey.
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