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A Slower Remedy- Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday's theme this week is the word Slow

It’s so hard to be patient when something that started out full force suddenly slows to a crawl.

We have been renovating my daughter’s room. What started out as being a two to three-week project suddenly has lasted five. And counting.

Simple and quick became bigger and slower. Surprise discoveries. Snags. Obstacles.

Grabbing short moments to keep working as other routines had to start up in the middle of it but not wanting to cut corners, do shoddy work, or miss anything.

Our mantra becoming “might as well do it right the first time…”

So we are slowly finishing the room.

Slow. I know my patient daughter would love to see it done. Get down to living unhindered by the mess and chaos.

Slow. I get thinking about that phrase “God’s not finished with me yet.”

And I know we want that healing completed. That circumstance to turn around. That hard prayer answered. We want to live unhindered by the mess and chaos.

But what if He’s making sure that the slow remedy brings us the best results. The shaping and molding and weaving and working we don’t see happening very fast is being done to completion by His best standards. He doesn’t want a slap-dash building up of His grace and power and shelter and provision.

What if He's making sure that the slow remedy brings us the very best results? Click To Tweet

Sometimes you can’t rush quality. You can’t do it halfway.

He does nothing halfway.

Proof is the long-game of His Son crucified and resurrected and readying eternity for us because He never wants to be separated from us by hindrances and chaos ever again.

So know it means something significant if He’s not finished with it yet. Go slow with your wants and impatience. I speak this to my own heart even now.

He is the only means of true completion.

Appreciate the slow.


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  1. Beautiful post! I love that thought – that God is doing a slow work in us, so that it is done right. This is my first time at your site. Visiting from FMF!

    • Christine Duncan

      February 24, 2017 at 1:58 PM

      Hey Denise, I’m so glad you visited! Still kinda new to the #fmf community but so far, loving it. It’s reassuring, isn’t it, to know that the process is too important to Him to always give immediate responses… faithful AND thorough! 🙂 Have a great weekend, thanks for your kind words!

  2. Christine, I loved the truths in your post. You’re so right. We want an unmessy, unhindered life. But that simply isn’t reality this side of heaven.

    This spoke to me: “But what if He’s making sure that the slow remedy brings us the best results. ” I’m so glad God isn’t intimidated or put off by my impatience. I’m beyond grateful that He continues His perfect work in my heart and life.

    • Christine Duncan

      March 2, 2017 at 2:28 PM

      Wow, thank you so much, Jeanne! His perfect work… I love that. We are being perfected in Him!

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