We live in a culture addicted to speed. We can't wait - or if we have to - an inner irritation cycle starts boiling inside. As a practice, we drive over the speed limit and don't give it a second thought. We see people texting while they are driving. We hunt the shortest check-out line at the grocery store. We are trained multi-taskers. We eat and email and keep eating with people. We glance and keep glancing at our phones. We don't want to miss something. Our butt vibrates and we reach for our phones and discover another meaningless notification. We sleep with our phones next to our beds to sustain our hyper-living. What's happening to our soul in the process? What's happening to your relationships with God and people in the process? At the root of it all? Hurry. If you are wondering if hurry is "of the devil," wonder no more - hurry is the devil. If he can't make a man bad he will speed him up and make him "busy." We wear that word like it's some badge of honor because busy means productive and successful. When did we start to believe that? Is all our hurry, muti-tasking, and busyness making us men of substance? Maybe we need to stick it the man (the devil) and slow down to reconnect with God, hear from God well, and live out of what we hear from him. God says you have to SLOW in order to hear and know him. If that appeals to you then put the gloves on - cuz you are in for a fight.