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146. You May Be Living Distracted if You Always Hurry

Our pace determines our peace.

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What's your typical pace? Is it rushed or relaxed? Our pace can be an indication if we are living distracted. The more distracted we are, the more rushed we will be. In this episode, Julie helps us ponder our pace to live an undistracted and un-hurried life. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about 15 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/.

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Are you consistently in a rush? Do you always hurry? The pace of this world is one of scurry and scramble, isn't it? I mean, people are in a hurry these days--on the highway, in the grocery store, boarding an airplane, and especially in the parking lots. If our bodies aren't hurried, our minds certainly are.

Why are we in such a hurry, anyway?

Every now and then I need a reminder to slow down, because I can get caught up in the rush of this life. I can hurry with the best of them. But is living hurried God's best for us? I don't think it is, because a hurried life leads to a harried life, and it's one we never saw Jesus exhibit or embrace. Jesus was always intentional with His pace and His time, staying in the will of His Father.

The more distracted we are living, the more we will feel the need to rush and hurry. Distractions make us feel like we are consistently behind. They are good at reminding us that we aren't keeping up with the rest of the world or that we've missed our chance, so we better rush to try to make up time.

So, do you always hurry?

If so, this is a good indication you may be living distracted. But you don't have to continue living in this way and at this pace. I give you permission today to make a change and to live differently.

Friend, life is too important to live it in a hurry.

This may seem like such a little thing, but take my word for it, it's not. This is our very lives we're talking about here. We don't get another chance to live this life. This is it. I pray we make the most of it. We don't need to always hurry.

God has good plans for our lives, and friend, they don't include living in a hurry. Let's take it one moment at a time today, and as we begin to un-hurry our lives with God's help, I pray He encourages our hearts and blesses our souls with His peace. God bless you!

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