Sunday, April 27, 2008

Too busy...

I'm sure we're all too busy. And the more I try to cut back, or at least not take on more, it never seems to work.

There's never time to be bored. There's always something that needs doing.

The kitchen needs finishing, the books needs writing, the kids need taxi-ing, the student driver needs lessons, the husband, kids, dogs need attention, the business needs tending, the Lord needs serving.

That's something I haven't done in awhile. Until today, but only for an hour. And just for today. It's been weeks since I've read my daily Scriptures, it's been a couple of weeks since I actually went into the church service, it's been awhile since I prayed. Not because I don't think all those things are important, but because I'm a willful disobedient child.

And I just haven't wanted to.

But there comes a time when you stop ignoring the Spirit's call on your heart, His tug on your soul to turn back.

We've been studying repentance in Sunday school. True repentance, the turning away from those things that don't bring glory to God, and embracing those thoughts, actions, words, deeds that do. Am I ready for that?

I don't know, yet.


K.M. Saint James said...

Time is the 'evilest' friend we have.

It almost seems impossible to fit everything in, and the more organized we become the worse it actually seems to be. Besides all those major things there are the thousand and one things -- call the insurance company about _______ (just fill in the blank), get to the bank, the post office, the dry cleaners, etc.

I still have my Christmas plates out for tableware.

But you right, the Lord needs serving. I like to believe that the small things can serve the Lord as well. It may be a smile we give to a stranger, a friendly email to a hurting friend, a congratulation to someone who worked so hard, or a quarter or dollar to someone without enough at the checkout line. Whatever, those are all God's children in need and as his servant it is our responsibility and our honor to see those in need. So maybe your time is better spent than you think. I can't imagine you not recognizing someone in need and helping. My guess is the Lord uses you on a daily basis in your busy, too full schedule.

I do understand the praying though. Sometimes, it's the only thing -- as well it should be -- that keeps me sane. I'm sure there are times God wants to give me the busy signal when I phone home again. I'm glad He has more patience than I do and lets the call come through.

L.A. Mitchell said...

It does become overwhelming sometimes. Hang in there and trust it will all flow as it is meant to.