The irony of my title is not lost on me. But maybe “a quick thought” will challenge you to read these few words. I read this and wanted to pass it along. It was an “ouch” and “amen” moment.
“Hurry is the great enemy of spiritual life in our day. For most of us, the danger is not that we will renounce our faith. It is that we will become so distracted and rushed and preoccupied that we will settle for a mediocre version of it. Hurry will destroy your soul. It will keep you from life. Depth always comes slowly; this is simply a truth about human formation. You cannot microwave maturity.
… Following Jesus cannot be done at a sprint. If you want to follow someone, you can’t go faster than the one who is leading.”
-John Ortberg, Laurie Pederson, Judson Poling-Pursuing Spiritual Transformation -Growth training vs trying