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Speed or Rush ? (the differences #1)

Updated: Jun 28, 2022

Sannu the one who sees angels! Ejoka the one who has discernment! Before you speak, listen. All things were created by the Word (John 1:3). Therefore, everything that exists can respond to a word. Don't hold back from declaring blessings. Be careful of what you say when you are exhausted, annoyed or offended.

" The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty. "

(Proverbs 21:5, NKJV)

" Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind."

(Proverbs 21:5, MSG)

Whether it's my personal books or those for @PartageTonRhema, I prefer transparent boxes. My books are arranged by theme and protected from dust. In the bookcase are only the books I read regularly: Bibles, prophetic dictionaries, Bible coaching, cookbooks, grandma's tips, etc.

Except for the chest of drawers and the large sofa, I assembled all my furniture. I read the assembly plans, then step by step, I assembled the pieces. The bookcase is the only piece of furniture that gave me a hard time. However, it is a classic model and apparently easy to assemble. I bought it online, and it was delivered seven days later. It was a Saturday afternoon. I quickly unpacked the box and the packaging. Without really reading the plan, I started the assembly. For a professional, assembling this kind of furniture would only take thirty minutes. So I thought I would be done in an hour.

My little brother, who is absolutely not a handyman, was wondering why he agreed to assist me. To tell the truth, I didn't give him a choice 🙂 I wasn't going to lift this bookcase by myself. I was so sure of myself that he didn't dare ask me if I had read the plan. After all, it wasn't the first time I'd put together a piece of furniture.

🙁 Two hours later, I was still assembling my furniture. I assembled, screwed, unscrewed, disassembled, reassembled, fixed, and screwed back together I don't know how many times. I can tell you that I learned my lesson well: read the plan and never mix up the screws. Not everything that looks the same is the same.

I had confused speed with rush. Whoever acts with haste shows a lack of wisdom. Very often, behind the haste is hidden one or more of these elements: annoyance, overconfidence (in oneself or in others), impatience, laziness, fear, or pride. Speed is a measure of the time taken to accomplish an action. It is also the rate at which an action is produced. Speed is an ability that grows and is being refined through training, experience, or observation. A way of saying that the more we are trained, or the more experience we have, in a field, the easier and faster we will do it.

The Bible tells us that haste leads to scarcity and delay. ⇒ Scarcity due to misuse of resources and delay due to lack of resources. For example, eating when you need to sow will deprive you of what you will need tomorrow.

Diligence allows us to take time today so that we won't lose time tomorrow. Slow is the one who takes important decisions, but slowness does not equal wisdom. Driving at 30 Km/h on a highway, is not wise, but reckless and selfish. ⇒ Let's run when GOD asks us to run and walk when he asks us to walk. When GOD asks you to walk, it absolutely does not exclude that he is asking your neighbor to run. Do what he asks you to do without judging your neighbor.

** Sannu = Good morning in Hausa (Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger)

** Ejoka = Good morning in Turkana (Kenya)


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