It’s so easy to whine and complain about being busy. When people ask, “How are you?” one of the first responses for many of us is often, “Good. Just really, really busy.” And sometimes, I think we can get into an “I’m busier than you are” competition – as if the person with the busiest, most difficult-to-keep schedule wins some sort of prize. (The pass-out-from-exhaustion-prize, maybe?)
I’m often guilty of being too busy, and I’m guilty of complaining about “how much I have to do!” Truly, it’s not good to be so busy that you can’t love on people, that you can’t care for your family, or that you can’t get enough rest and take care of yourself. If we’re that busy, even with good activities, something needs to give.
But trusting that we are busy doing good, that we are busy ministering to others as God has called us to do, that we are busy being productive with our time - how about instead of complaining, we take the time to be grateful that we are busy?
To be busy means that God is using you! To be busy means that you are healthy. To be busy means that you have plenty of work to do. To be busy means that you are serving others. To be busy means that you have been given wonderful opportunities.
I am thankful to be busy. And I’m equally thankful for the quiet time God gives me each day to spend with Him, just listening and learning.
Never forget, we are all too busy to skip out on time with God each day. Being busy without Him means that we’re just…busy.
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