From My Journal Today: The Impossibility of Rushing

My work has gone very slowly this week.  In developing sermons for the pulpit, articles for magazines, or chapters for books, it’s simply impossible to rush.  In everything else, I try to be a Rushin’.  But in creative work, it takes the time that it takes.  I can only hurry things so much.  There aren’t many shortcuts.  You have to give bread time to rise, the oven time to warm, and the loaf time to bake.  I can’t waste time, but neither can I hurry the dough.  It’s frustrating at times, but there it is.  I have to adjust my attitude to the realities of plodding.  Bit by bit, the work gets done.

“I can plod. I can persevere in any definite pursuit. To this I owe everything”—Missionary William Carey

PS – For my sermon on the Life of William Carey, click here.