Sunday, 5 July 2015

Busy is not a sign of being productive

“It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about?”
Henry David Thoreau

We have all complained at how busy we are!
...School kids speak of having too much homework and being too busy with extra mural activities. ...Parents complain of running all over the place - "Life is too busy!"
...Grandparents laugh at the notion of being "retired" as life is equally busy for them.
...No matter if you are in the Corporate world or a full time Mom, we all have busy lives.

But here is the thing....
Busy doesn't equate to effective or productive.

We can fool ourselves into believing that our busyness is necessary. I know that I fight against this on a daily basis - there are always going to be things that demand our time and attention. Trying to separate the urgent from the 'important' is always so tricky.

Psalm 39:6 - We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it.

So, before you rush off into the crazy world feeling harassed, ask yourself if your 'busyness' is a mask for something else.


Living in Grace

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