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Then, the rush begins. You go straight to soccer practice, frantically run to the house and back because you forgot the cleats, drive everyone home, help the kids with homework, fix supper, shower, get the kids in bed, open your s and enter a vortex of more work, stare at your phone for five minutes until you crash— and then repeat this process the following day. Does this sound familiar? If so, you might be too busy. I get it. Being too busy makes us an open target to the negativity of other people. We want to do our best for everyone who is counting on us to give our best effort.
But in reality, being too busy means sacrificing our personal sanity and self-confidence. Do we make time for that after-hours meeting because we think it will boost our s? How many one-on-one times do we miss out on with our spouse, our ificant other, or our kids when we do that? When we start lacking proper priorities, we can get fed up with life.
The writer of Ecclesiastes hated life because he experienced that being busy for the wrong reasons was just chasing after the wind Ecclesiastes He wanted to honor God with his time. We hit a wall when our busy schedules draw us away from the Creator of time.
Being busy in and of itself is not a bad thing. But we hit a wall when our busy schedules draw us away from the Creator of time. We forget that He created our days before any one of them came into existence Psalm God wants us to spend time each day to renew our relationship with Him. He wants to know about our failures and our victories, our strengths and our weaknesses, and our joys and disappointments.
If we fail to remember Him daily, we get caught up with the distraction of pleasing other people. He just wants us to take time out of our every-minute-has-something-in-it schedule and talk to Him. He also wants us to remember that He is the One we should be seeking to please. In doing so, our schedules will become God-centered because we have put Him first. It can burden our minds to think about the day too much, but God has a different plan for our lives—to be glad because today is a day He has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm NLT. When we put God first in our schedules and make time for Him, we find that we look forward to that time, like meeting an old friend.
If we make our schedule God-centered, we will find rest even in the busyness. Because we know that we can give our worries to God 1 Peter And when we put Him first, everything else seems to fall into place Matthew In doing so, you will find what Philippians calls the peace that surpasses all understanding, which will guard your heart and your mind from the chaos of being worried about anything like being too busy.
The book of James gives us the proper perspective:. Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James NIV. Stop being too busy for what really matters. Stop over-scheduling and overcommitting. Instead, find peace that is found in Christ Jesus alone. Similar Topics: anxiety At the Movies depression family stress. Find More Truth About Work. Church message—live with our Church Online community. Give Taking action on your generosity is simple.
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