And when I have vision or a dream or a prophetic picture from the Lord, I like it get here fast. I like to run full speed ahead. I'm a detailed person but when I get excited about something, I can tend to sacrifice details for speed. And some of the time that doesn't end up being a problem, and sometimes it can spell out serious problems. Think about it, if a mechanic speeds through and forgets to put on an important screw, something could seriously go awry in your car. If a doctor speeds through surgery and forgets to close up a vein or artery, someone could die.
But it's about more than just to avoid a catastrophe in the future, slowing down also gives the opportunity to take in and prepare for some of the details that will bring us joy. Slowing down can allow for preparation, for relaxation, and for enjoying some of the details along the journey.
One of the things I have felt from the Lord as I have been in a transition season is to slow down to move forward. I have all of these dreams or visions about the coming greatness of the next season but also about not forgetting the details as I speed ahead. It can be so frustrating, especially as a prophetic season to slow down and wait for the promises we're waiting for. But I have to remember that it's not my job to "speed things up," it's God's. I can be going slower than a turtle and He can rocket me forward in a day if He wants. I have to remember that slowing down isn't stopping or going backwards. It's just going in the same way, but in a safer way.
So I have to slow down in order to move forward. And wait. And trust. And embrace the process.