SHE slows down
We live in a very fast-paced world. If someone calls your phone at 10:00, the expectation is to return the phone call within a hour or less or you’re immediately deemed missing. You can now get a traditional 3 year degree in 18 months. Why wait in line, when you can have your fast food even faster with mobile ordering.
The list goes on and on as we reminisce on the new days of technology. The unlimited data plans and same-day delivery options seem to push everyone to speed up their lives like we’re all living out the boring part of the movie that we will habitually fast forward every time we watch it. As an ambitious millennial, I too get caught up in the hype of fast tracking my life. I’m running toe to toe with fellow 20 and 30-something year olds who all feel like they’re not doing enough.
Not enough degrees.
Not enough money.
Not enough social networks.
“You who are young, be happy while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth.”
There will always be an opportunity that you missed because it’s impossible to take advantage of them all. The devil will strategize against you by highlighting those missed opportunities as failures.
Maybe I should have taken that job…
Maybe I should have accepted that date…
Maybe I should have gone back to school 3 years ago…
Whatever missed opportunity is weighing heavily on you, will never become lighter until you let go of it completely. Our youth is meant to be a time of exploration and mistakes followed by lessons learned (it’s pointless without learning a lesson). Stop setting yourself up for perfection...you’ll never grow from it. Instead allow yourself some room for God to steer your heart to enjoy a season of singleness or an entry-level job that allows you to pursue other ministries simultaneously,for example. Don’t get me wrong. This is not a hall pass for laziness and purposeless decision making. Instead it’s a brake in the areas of your life where you are going so fast that you can’t even take in the scenery of your own life: budding friendships, opportunities to relax or travel, or time to pursue new hobbies.
So slow down millennials, this is the time of our lives! Make sure you leave some time to enjoy it.
What area of your life are you trying to speed up? Singleness? Education? Job Title?
What is one thing that you no longer have time for because of your fast-paced life?