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Elizabeth Elliot: "Harried and hurried"

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Elizabeth Elliot


"One reason we are so harried and hurried

is that we make yesterday and tomorrow our business,

when all that legitimately concerns us is today.


If we really have too much to do,

there are some items on the agenda which God did not put there.

Let us submit the list to Him

and ask Him to indicate which items we must delete.

There is always time to do the will of God.

If we are too busy to do that, we are too busy."


Elizabeth Elliot is a Christian author and speaker. Her first husband, Jim Elliot, was killed in 1956 while attempting to make missionary contact with the Auca of eastern Ecuador. She later spent two years as a missionary to the tribe members who killed her husband. Returning to the United States after many years in South America, she became widely known as the author of over twenty books.