Life, for me, is busy, and I am sure that many people can relate to that feeling. As each day passes by, it seems that more things get added to the ‘To-Do’ list than completed/erased. This is the typical lifestyle of our culture though! However, I do not think it as being healthy, both physically or spiritually.
I attended Granger Community Church this evening. Pastor Mark Beeson spoke a great message on the topic of life and the busy-ness that consumes it. Why do we let life get so busy? Mark explained it like this. As we go about out daily activities, we start to feel guilt over not being able to get everything done. We feel guilt about not being able to please everyone, and feel guilt about not being able to keep up a good relationship with the many friends that we have. Due to this guilt, we work harder to accomplish more. We try harder than before. Since we are already working at full speed, we will soon experience fatigue. Once you get tired enough, you eventually quit. Quit your job, your friendships, and sometimes your religion. But then you feel guilty again because you quit, and the whole process starts over again.
When my days get really busy, and work keeps building up, I tend to not spend adequate time with God and in His Word. Because I do not involve God as much as I should in those ‘busy’ days, they are always more stressful and harder to get through.
“In order to fully experience God, we need to carve time out of our daily live for Him” — Mark Beeson
What are you going to do with the increasing busy-ness in your life? Let it keep building, or increase the time you spend daily with God?