Sunday, January 22, 2012

God Never Hurries

Those who know me know that I usually move at a pretty high rate of speed.
I've been described as energizer bunny-ish.
{Sometimes I think I'm more tazmanian devilish!}
I know that when people say it, they mean it as a compliment, 
however I don't really think of it as a positive trait. 

It seems the older I get, the more of a hurry I seem to be in each day.
Always thinking of the task ahead of me and the task beyond that.
Of the next item on my very long list and the one after that. 

Sadly I've realized that by doing that, 
by working and moving so quickly and always multi-tasking, 
I often miss the joy of the moment.

I miss the the joy of actually being where I am, 
with the people I am with- 
focused completely on them.

And so I am constantly and continually working on that. 
Trying hard to be in the moment. 
To enjoy where I am and what I am doing instead of thinking ahead. 
Slowing down and reveling in the task and people before me. 

I recently came across this quote by A.W. Tozer that 
reminded me that God....He never hurries. 

     

     



God Never Hurries

10 comments:

  1. Shannon, Thank you for these beautiful and inspiring printables. This quote reminds me of my husband's favorite quote, "God is never too late."

    I know you took suggestions some weeks ago. {Apparently I am late with mine.} If you are still considering suggestions, I'd love to frame this for my husband.

    Thank you for all that you share. :)
    primary practice

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  2. Definitely not too late Patricia! Any particular color scheme?

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  3. Be still and know that I am God. That is such a difficult thing some days. I love your quote thanks for sharing.

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  4. Shannon, you are so kind! Thank you! The green chevron background would work great in his office, but I am open to anything at all!
    (This is perfect timing for him.) Thank you again!

    primary practice

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  5. A friend tells me I go "MACH 10 in the WIND!" Thank you for sharing this. I will use this to remind me to trust and honor Him by slowing down to do exactly that...trust and honor Him! :) God bless you!
    Melly<><

    Stapler’s Strategies for Sizzlin' Second Graders!

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  6. Here you go Patricia!
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/79038579/God-is-Never-Too-Late

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  7. Thanks for sharing - I totally need to hear that everyday :)

    abby
    msalleysclass.blogspot.com

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  8. Shannon, you're amazing! Thanks so much. I've already printed out both quotes {"God Never Hurries" and "God is Never Too Late"}. Tomorrow I will get the frames!

    I love the inspiration I always find here. Thanks for sharing so generously and for accommodating my request.

    My blog is only about 6 months old, {so I am still new at this}, but I mentioned you in a post tonight.

    http://primarypractice.blogspot.com/2012/01/blessings-and-gratitude.html

    Have a great week!

    primary practice

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  9. Hi,

    I hopped over here after reading Patricia at Primary Practice's post about your blog. Now I'm your newest follower! Love your blog.

    Dee
    First Impressions

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  10. Thanks! Just what I needed to hear!

    PS...I just adore your posters! Thanks for sharing them!!

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