-Today’s blog is from the book Pause: The Secret to a Better Life, One Word at a Time. Pick up your copy onAmazon or HERE


Do you ever feel like you always catch the red lights when driving through town? I recently realized life can feel that way. Something, or Someone, is causing us to caution, to pause, to slow, to stop.

Think about our life experiences of pausing as a journey to a local traffic light. Think about it this way.

Driving along Life Street, I’m usually in a hurry. I’m not totally sure the number of times “usually” reveals, but I’m probably in a hurry more often than usually. So I’ve asked my Creator to slow me down. Disappointing to my personality and my preferred preferences, He heard that prayer. And He is working to answer it.

The Listener finds various ways to turn on caution lights or stop lights in my journey of life. I desire green. I seek to go. Moving forward toward another intersection of life, a next turn, the final destination. A goal to accomplish. A purpose to fulfill. A plan to finalize. But when I rush through life, driving rapidly to that next duty, task, appointment, the Caution Light on Life Street comes on. Slow down, it says. Don’t be in such a hurry, it says. Be still, it says. Caution, it says.