The character of our thoughts determines the pace at which we live. When the mind goes rushing pell-mell from one feverish idea to another, we become irritable and impatient. This mood produces toxic poisons in the body and creates a sort of emotional illness. We feel frustrated and fume and fret about everything. Such emotional disquiet affects us physically; it even reaches that deeper inner essence of the personality known as the soul.
It is impossible to have peace of soul if you live at so feverishly accelerated a pace. God won’t go that fast. He will not endeavour to keep up with you. He says in effect, Go ahead if you like. When you are worn out, ask for My healing. I can make your life so rich that you will be glad to slow down. Then you will learn to live and move and have your being in Me.”
God moves deliberately and with perfect timing. The only wise rate at which to live is at God’s rate. God gets things done, and they are done right. He does them without hurry. He neither fumes nor frets. He is peaceful; and therefore efficient. And He offers us this same peace: “Peace I leave with you,My peace I give unto you…”