Rushing with Grace

There are going to be days when we have to rush. We have to rush because of earlier choices we’ve made. We’ll watch the clock and wish for more time, but we’ll see it continue ticking away without a care in the world. Time doesn’t stop for anyone, not even you or me. Ever.

When we are faced with a moment like this, we do not need to be discouraged. Even as we watch the clock tick away, we can embrace all of the abilities within us. What we are trying to accomplish will not be our full potential, but in the moment we will give it everything we can.

There is no turning back, only to fail ourselves. Success does not always have to look the way we think it should. Sometimes success looks like a half written paper, or leaving the house with wet hair, or mismatched socks.

Life will rush us, but we don’t have to panic. The clock will continue ticking and we get to be a part of the race. We all have a bag of tricks we save for this moment and we will get it done. Maybe it’s not perfect, but that is what is beautiful about life. We are not perfect and every time we finish something we get to start something new. Maybe the next project will give us more than enough time and we will finish with ease. But for this project, it’s not going to be perfect. This time we will choose to give ourselves grace instead of criticism. We will chose to continue instead of give up.


What have you had to rush though lately?

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18 Responses to Rushing with Grace

  1. Marla says:

    This was so needed for me today! I just found out we may be moving AGAIN in about 2 months. Things seem to be rushing around me. Soon I’ll be half moved into this apartment and then it may be time to pick up and move again. But you are right, sometimes success looks like a half finished project. For me, success may look like a half moved in house. I love your title–Rushing with Grace–we can go through these interesting times knowing that God will pick up our pieces. He’ll make things beautiful. Thank you, Emily! πŸ™‚

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    • lightthelie says:

      Oh my goodness! Moving already! And with a big MAYBE in front of that. Ugh. That makes it so hard, because on one hand you want to settle in but on the other you don’t know if it’s all going back into the boxes! You are so right.. success may look like a half moved in house. And what a great story/memory it is going to make. I’m sure you’ll be sitting around the christmas tree in 10 years laughing about the time you were living out of brown boxes. You go momma! Keep your head up. Decorations don’t make a house a home, it’s the love that’s shared inside that home. ❀ Thank you for your encouragement today

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      • Marla says:

        Exactly! It is kind of hard to feel like our life is on limbo. But through it all I’ve been amazed at how true it is that family is what matters most. and where ever my boys are, I feel at home. You are right, love makes a home. πŸ™‚ thanks for being so understanding! Thank you for YOUR encouragement!

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  2. Fatina96 says:

    I REALLY needed to read this. Thanks soooo much. You have absolutely no idea how great an impact this has made on me. ❀

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  3. Codi says:

    I like what you said “every time we finish something we get to start something new”. Great perspective.

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  4. Bob says:

    Nothing that time won’t take care of.

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  5. Good reminder, thanks for sharing this!


  6. jisbell22 says:

    “Success does not always have to look the way we think it should.” Wonderfully stated! and so incredibly true.

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  7. rsvendsen07 says:

    This was an excellent reminder to slow down. Thanks for posting! πŸ™‚


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