What’s love got to do with it?

Loving deeply requires unhurried living! This is another awesome post by Terry Morgan from her blog. It fits so well in my leadership themes. Love is not mushy sentimentality; rather it is missionally strategic! More to come on this topic…

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We are in the “love month” – a perfect opportunity to talk about how love and unhurried living intersect. What does love have to do with unhurried living? E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G.

Love has everything to do with unhurried living.

Our ability to love others well requires unhurried living. We demonstrate love through thoughtful intentionality, quality time, patience, focused attention, engaged listening, perseverance, and undistracted presence… all of which require a lack of hurry.

I do not love well when I hurry.

Some of the things I try to do to unhurry my time with others:

  • remember people are valuable
  • put my phone facedown and lock eyes with the person
  • ignore the to-do list in my head
  • breathe deeply and be present
  • remember all those times when someone took time to listen to me
  • stop multi-tasking or invite the person (child) to help
  • relax and enjoy the time together
  • If I am truly unavailable…

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About Steve Morgan

I work in Global Leadership Development with Cru with my wife, Terry. We have been married 34 years and have 4 grown children. I have a Masters in Global Leadership together through Azusa Pacific University. I generally write about 5 “L’s: Living Well, Loving Deeply, Learning Continuously, Leading Courageously and Leaving a Legacy. I occasionally write about Laughing Loudly. Subscribe on the right side to receive an email whenever there is a new post. I invite you to leave your comments so we can dialogue on the various topics and learn from each other. If you are new to the site, you might start with looking at some of the top posts or doing a search on the right side bar for one of the 5 “L’s” that interest you. Or you can view the blog archives for topics. Photo Credit: sarahjoellephotography.com
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5 Responses to What’s love got to do with it?

  1. daylerogers says:

    And yet, how hard is it to really love freely and genuinely, even when we take the time? So much to think about, my friend.

    • Steve Morgan says:

      Thanks for reading Dayle! If you map the fields of our vision statement: Movements everywhere so that
      1. EVERYONE
      2. KNOWS

      with the words of Jesus in John 13:34-35 By this [LOVE]
      1. ALL PEOPLE
      2. WILL KNOW

      Hmmm?!! Love is not an extra thing we do in addition to everything, it is not some feely, mushy sentiment; Rather it is missionally strategic. Love forces us to action. Love drives the mission! God so LOVED the world, that he gave (ACTION)…

      Thanks for following, Dayle.

      • daylerogers says:

        How wonderfully insightful! I’d have never connected the two–but it is all about love. Real love. Focused love. Thanks for the reminder, Steverino! This is insightful, to say the least.

  2. Steve Morgan says:

    Glad it is helpful. It sure is a helpful way for me to think about it. What kinds of actions does love compel you to do?

    • daylerogers says:

      Be present. Be kind. Be patient. Be understanding. Believe the best. Give grace. Be available. Help where I can. Man, the list can go on and on. Love how you think, my friend.

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