Kate said slow.
Funny, I’ve used the expression “slow and steady” several times recently. I would rather be known for slow, steady, sure, and steadfast than fast and furious and full of hot air!!!
The Turtle and the Hare
You know the story. The bunny rabbit gets totally burned out and Mr. Turtle wins the race, slow and steady AND ON-COURSE.
You might know one or two – someone who “suddenly” is famous or a big musical star, etc. But, when you hear them being interviewed they share they are in no way an “overnight success” but one who has been consistent and persistent — slow and steady! Turtles.
The Bible Says
Thank you Billy Graham (I love how he always used that phrase…). Exactly what does Scripture say about being slow? Ready?
They refused to obey, and they were not mindful of Your wonders that You did among them. But they hardened their necks, and in their rebellion they appointed a leader to return to their bondage. But You are God, ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, abundant in kindness, and did not forsake them. Nehemiah 9.17
So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; 20 for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. James 1.19-20
He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. Proverbs 16.32
The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, and his glory is to overlook a transgression. Proverbs 19.11
You? Turtle or Rabbit?
Just call me Testudine! Testy for short!
O! God Save Our Babies.
Lisa Blair says
This is a great summary, Susan, “I would rather be known for slow, steady, sure, and steadfast than fast and furious and full of hot air!!!”
Amen, right, Lisa?
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
Am I sure and steady tortoise
or the vapid dashing hare?
Do I hold a steadfast purpose,
or merely expel hot air?
Do I walk in calm assurance,
contemplation leads to truth,
or do I make of me a nuisance
leaping roof to roof to roof?
Do I cultivate sagacity,
growing wisdom in my soul,
or merely flaunt audacity,
“Baby, hey, I’m on a roll!”
I’d like to pause, but I must
let the world eat my dust.
You know I ♥ this!!!
Glenda Summers says
Well, Susan, I’ve never been known for my speed, and I’m afraid that my lack of speed does not create perfection – or anything close! I do keep plodding along, with God at my side, or perhaps He’s gently pushing me forward. Life, with all its complexities, is best when lived for Him at any speed!
At any speed! Glenda, amen! And, thank you for coming by and taking the time to comment!
Amie Wills says
I’m just a little rabbit hopping by to say hello.
(See what I did there? haha)
Amie, FMF #21
Sloooow down, said the turtle!!!!!!
Patricia Carpenter says
Slow and steady makes me think of the Bassett hound, Trusty in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp when he talks about his “grandpappy” Old Reliable. I would rather be slow and steady to arrive at the wisdom of the Lord than rush through life and miss the glory of His Love.