“I can choose peace instead of this. I am surrendered, and nothing matters save the extension of the good, the holy, and the beautiful. Therefore, Father, in this moment what is your will for me?” (“The Way of Transformation,” The Way of Mastery, Chapter 19, Page 235)
Many of us “overdo.” We are constantly busy. Of course, some of this is the pressure of a paying job. But when we go home for the night, and for the weekend, do we stop our hectic pace? Many times not.
I need to read this quotation often. God’s pace is not frantic, neither does it leave us overwrought. We do that from the habits of a lifetime of attempted achievement. We do this to ourselves.
Be easy today. Know that if in God’s good time, “it” is not there, “it” was not meant to be there. This maxim, from Norman Vincent Peale, could be a mantra for a slower pace.
Ask God to direct our every step today. He will not ask too much of us. When we work in God’s spirit, we get the work done, enjoy doing the work, and suffer not at all in the work.