Lately, I feel like I have been a bit of a magnet for a certain message. In two of the books I have recently been reading and in some of the sermons I have been hearing there has been this common theme.
The message is: STOP!
It has not been about stopping a certain practice or habit, but it has simply been, stop!
Or in words of Dallas Willard quoted by John Ortberg – “ruthlessly eliminate ‘hurry’ from your life” (from Ortberg’s new book “Soul Keeping”)
This book and others are reminding us that busyness, rushing around, never pausing or resting not only lowers productivity, but worse, empties one’s soul.
I once heard Trevor Hudson say, “We don’t learn from the past, we only learn when we reflect on the past”
I am absolutely convinced that when we learn to stop, pause and reflect, we will not only become better leaders, but more importantly, we will become better people.
Stop IS the new Go!
“…vast crowds came to hear him preach and to be healed of their diseases. But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer – Luke 5:15b-16.