“Desire without knowledge is not good and whoever hastens with his feet misses his way.” Proverbs 19:2
We live in a hurry up world, a world of convenience and ease here in the United States. As I read this admonition from Proverbs I can’t help looking back at how life has changed.
Growing up doing a report involved going to the library, using books, actually having to search out a matter. Now if I want to know something I can simply Google it or YouTube it. Oh how easy it is, yet because it is so easy I can’t help but think maybe some of it isn’t really good. It is kind of like the difference between grandma’s cookies and ones promoted by the Keebler elves. Grandma wins every time.
Thinking about our proverb I am drawn to an obvious fact. Getting in a hurry will make a mess of what we are trying to do. Grandma’s cookies are better because she puts time and effort into making them. As a ham if I get in a rush programming a repeater into my radio I may mess up and then it won’t work right. In our world of convenience we have lost the will to give effort toward what we want.
Take the time to get it right. Do not let the pressures of life push you into rushing and thus making errors that could be prevented. You don’t have to beat the clock in every area of your life. Take time to get it right.