Five Minute Friday | Slow

Five Minute Friday | Slow

Five Minute Friday: free write for five minutes on a one-word prompt. No editing, no over-thinking, no analyzing grammar and style. Just writing. Today’s word: slow.

Setting my timer and starting in 3…2…1…NOW.

In our modern age, we expect things quickly. We upgrade our phones with every new release because of the promise of faster speeds. We tap our fingers impatiently on the dash if our food doesn’t appear as soon as we arrive at the drive-thru window. We have information immediately available just by uttering, “Hey, Siri.”

We are the generation of instant gratification.

However, I’ve learned that the things worth doing take time. I’m a terrible crafter for this reason.  I get so focused on the result that I get frustrated while crafting because crafts don’t happen immediately. They take effort. They take time.

The same is true of knowledge, wisdom, truth. In our age of #fakenews, it’s often hard to determine what’s truth. We are in an epistemological crisis because of our desire for instant gratification. We don’t make the effort to discover what’s true.

Truth involves a time investment. Study. Research. I’m reminded of this Spurgeon quote, a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is pulling its boots on. 

So it is with spiritual truth as well. How did Jesus put it?

 “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32

Abide. Take it slow. Know truth. Be free.

 

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6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday | Slow

  1. Such a beautiful blog and post! I love it! I’m still trying to re-teach myself how to put the click to tweet buttons in. 🙂 I used to do them but haven’t in a while. I tweeted for you. I will follow you on social media. I will slow to find you! Glad to “meet” you at FMF. Jennifer Cook

    1. Thank you for reading! I’ve found the easiest way to add the CTT button is to highlight the text I want in the tweet, and then press the CTT plugin button from my post, if that makes sense. Glad to “meet” you, too!

  2. Great post, Rachel! I haven’t seen you around FMF before :). I love the Spurgeon quote. (as an aside, when I clicked on your tweet, it came up with no information–no web link to this post and no ‘at’ symbol so that people would know where it came from :/).

    1. Hey, Anita! Thanks for the heads up – I fixed it now! This is my second FMF to participate in, thank you for stopping by!

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