Don’t rush the journey…

In was under Prince Shotoku’s (593-622) reign that Buddhism was made Japan’s state religion. History has entitled him Prince Charming because he supposedly endowed every virtue found in Buddhism. One trait of his life I found interesting was he was said to be able to listen to ten people simultaneously.

When I first read this my first response was “man the things I could accomplish if I could do so much in such a short time period.”

In America, especially my generation, we want immediate results and what we end up doing is rushing the process. Daily we try to rush the process to get to a specific destination faster when the journey is just as important as the destination.

As I walk around town I already see Christmas decorations when we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving. Rushing does nothing to end result. Christmas will come no earlier this year….

Sometimes we don’t rush the process but stretch the journey because we are scared of the destination. This weekend the last Harry Potter film (Part 1) hits theaters. The makers of Harry Potter in no way want to rush the process, but delay the inevitable…..
A world without New Harry Potter films. (Something that has happened in the past decade.)

No matter how much we enjoy something we cant rush the process.
No matter how scared we are about what’s ahead we cannot stretch out the inevitable.
The journey is just as important as the destination.

So Don’t rush or delay but find rest in God…

So whether you’re meeting in an elementary school as you prepare for the location God has for you….
Pursuing an education…
Pursuing a career….
Preparing to start a family….
Building your first home….

Don’t focus so much on the destination that you forget about the journey.

Psalm 62:1-2
Truly my soul finds rest in God; 
my salvation comes from him. 
Truly he is my rock and my salvation; 
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

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