When anxious for change or pressed for a decision, how do you respond?

Proverbs 19:2 reminds us that “haste makes waste” (MSG version) – and – I must admit my response in hurried times doesn’t always alight with this truth.

What about you?  Have you ever:

  • Rushed into a relationship?
  • In the moment made a significant purchase without counting the costs?
  • Moved quickly to get out of a hot situation and went from the frying pan into the fire?

Wisdom and value can be found when we resist the rush, research, take our time and do things right.

Let’s talk about it.  Click here or the image below to see this week’s update on our Louisiana flood restoration and my recent Proverbs 19:2 reminder.

NJ Video Take Your Time Do It Right

Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge,
And he who hurries with his feet [acting impulsively and proceeding without caution or analyzing the consequences] sins (misses the mark).   Proverbs 19:2 AMP

The video was recorded yesterday.

Today in Church School our Superintendent Deacon Reed taught a similar message.  A key verse from the lesson:

 but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
    they shall walk and not faint.      Isaiah 40:31 ESV

And then our Pastor preached it.


I love when the Lord keeps needed messages before me. I’m slow on the uptake and repetition helps me hear and heed.

How about you?

Does the call to resist the rush resonate with you?

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In what area do you need to apply this truth?



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