“Lord, Un Rush Me”… were the spoken words from Lysa TerKeurst at the conference She Speaks that I attended this past weekend. This was a conference for Christian speakers/writers… and was absolutely life changing for me. I was 1 in 800 women in attendance at this conference… there were many beautiful faces to meet… many faces who have the same desire and passion as I do to speak/write in order to spread the love of Christ and to make His name known. So much information was consumed this weekend that my mind is still spinning. I met so many, I learned so much and I was challenged in more ways than I imagined possible before attending.
However, as I step into Monday. As I step back into the busy/hectic schedule of being a wife and mom of four… as I try to steal away little minutes through out the day to process all that I learned this past weekend… I can’t seem to get the words UN RUSH ME… out of my mind.
I desire to slow down. I desire to make the most of each moment. I desire to sit on the floor and play blocks with the baby and sing songs at the top of my lungs with my five year old daughter. As I fold the laundry… I want to do so with gratitude that I have a large family to clothe. When my boys want my attention and desire to carry on a conversation with me… I want to really be present. Really. Be. Present… not just nod my head as if I were listening to them while what I am actually doing is going through my lengthy to do list in my mind as they talk. I want to hear them…Lord, UN RUSH ME.
My mind is filled with so much as a result of having attended such an impactful conference. Am I walking away desiring to write a book? Yes. Am I walking away desiring to book speaking engagements so that I can tell others about the love of Christ? Yes. Do I want to have more blog followers than I ever imagined possible? Yes. but more than those things… as a result of this Speaker/Writer conference that I just attended… I want to be a better wife. I want to be a better mom. I want Jesus to UN RUSH ME.
Do you need to be “un rushed?”
Psalm 23:2: he makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.