Whether I like it or not, I fall into the same category as Maverick and Goose in Top Gun, ” I feel the need, the need for speed!” Lately, I’ve been the car in the left hand lane that is going too fast, missing my exit. As a result, my busyness has caused me to lose touch of several friendships, in a hurry to get to no where
Although Ke$ha once sang about your love is my drug, I believe living life in the fast lane possesses dangerous side effects. Adrenaline breeds anxiety, impatience and a self-centered heart . As discernment flies by like a blur, this lifestyle can leave you alone, distant and void of meaningful relationships.
Trying to survive on an empty tank, I pulled over to the curb this weekend. Like a car needing to see a mechanic, my soul is longing for a spiritual diagnostic check up. Slowing down is the first step to recovery. Yet, change takes time, especially for anyone who has allowed their life to get out of control. Just a David went to the Cave at Adullam for healing, 1 Samuel 22:1-5, retreating with friends can mend fences and revitalize lonely and hurting souls.
by Jay Mankus