Crazy busy. We all seem to look at life through the lens of activity and busyness. Mornings are rushed. Afternoons are scheduled. The evening is spent in traffic and catching up with the kids and duties around the house. Reflection makes us feel guilty over the myriad of areas where we know we should be growing toward maturity or productivity. The temptation is to try and tackle everything at once so instead we do nothing at all. The best approach is to trust God’s plan.
“Fret not yourself… Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him” Psalm 37:1-7
God’s plan is not to worry ourselves being crazy busy. His plan is for us to live with faithfulness to Christ in our circumstances and trust Him to guide our every step. More often than not we are tempted to rush instead of rest. We are tempted to choose busyness instead of blessing, chaos and craziness instead of contentment. In all, we cannot allow the pace of life take way the presence of God in our life.
Being tired or feeling overwhelmed is not sinful. Even being crazy busy can be a sign of diligence and faithfulness. But what is wrong, and wonderfully avoidable, is to live a life with more craziness than we want because we have less Jesus than we need. Jesus is before us offering fresh bread and we cannot settle or survive on spiritual crumbs.
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Really enjoyed this post! I love the last sentence. What a great word picture of what happens when we place our own efforts above trust in God.