You don't have to be in such a hurry! | Week 3 | Notes To My Younger Self

Big Idea: You don’t have to be in such a hurry!

There are times when you might need to hurry.

If you Rush

  • You Will Not Be Happy.

  • It is Very Unhealthy

We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

Hebrews 6:12

  • It Will Affect Your Relationships

What the Bible Says : You don’t have to be in such a hurry!

God’s Speed

Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, take pleasure in Him]; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit [your graciousness, unselfishness, mercy, tolerance, and patience] be known to all people. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].

Finally, [a]believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart]. The things which you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things [in daily life], and the God [who is the source] of peace and well-being will be with you.

Philippians 4:4-9 (AMP)

God’s Structure

  • Divert Daily (Jesus Calling by Sarah Young)

  • Withdraw Weekly

  • Disconnect Quarterly (I Used to Be So Organized: Help for Reclaiming Order and Peace by Glynnis Whitwer)

  • Abandon Annually (His Revolutionary Love: Jesus’s Radical Pursuit of You by Lynn Cowell)

God’s Perspective

So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed…

James 1:4 (MSG)

You are designed to be an Oak of his Righteousness

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.

Isaiah 61:1-3 (NIV)

Great souls are grown through struggles, storms, and seasons of suffering.

So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed…

James 1:4 (MSG)

Try not to get discouraged.

But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!

Habakkuk 2:3

Try to Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go.

Try to Remember: Chronos / Kairos

Chronos: ‘sequential/chronological”

Kairos: “special visitations / appointed times of God / love and relationship”

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