How are you?
I’ve been busy.
Are you one of those people who are always busy? Your calendar is always full and just a thought of your schedule makes your blood pressure rise. If a friend of yours would like to have a cup of coffee with you, you have to check your calendar, with a tired sigh.
The problem with being busy is that you don’t have time to think, understand and be who you are meant to be. I boldly claim that God doesn’t want you to live a busy life. Here’s why:
Being busy can affect your relationship with God.
Being busy can affect your relationships with other people.
Being busy can affect your growth.
Relationship with God
When you’re busy, you might not have time and energy to maintain your relationship with God. This means you’re not reading his Word, praying and spending time with the body of Christ, aka people who have chosen to follow Jesus as their Lord and Savior. You don’t have time to experience and understand God’s power and possibilities in your life. Did you know that Jesus is calling you to be his disciple? Do you have time for that?
Relationships with other people
We often wonder what is God’s will. What does He want us to do?
He wants us to love other people. Can you do that with a full calendar? Can you truly care, love, encourage and support people around you? Jesus asked us to tell everyone about his mind-blowing love. Do you have time for that?
God sees you as his treasure. You are invaluable to him. He proved that on the cross. Your Heavenly Father wants only good for you. And good means being near to God as Psalm 73 tells us. If you want to love yourself, as Jesus asks you to do, you should understand your worth. You are not a treasure in God’s eyes because of what you do. Instead, you are a treasure because of what you are. You are a child of God; He created you in his image.
Loving yourself also means remembering, that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19-20). I doubt you’re doing that, if you constantly expose yourself to stress.
In addition to being invaluable and a temple of the Holy Spirit, you are urged to grow up spiritually (Ephesians 4:12-15). Growing up isn’t something you can do quickly; it is a process.
Do you have time for being a God’s treasure and his image? Do you have time to take care of your body, a temple of the Holy Spirit? Do you have time to grow up spiritually?
1. Am I too busy to have a relationship with God?
2. Am I too busy to have relationships with other people?
3. Am I too busy to love myself?
Questions you could ask yourself, if you’re not too busy:
– Do I have time for building my relationships?
– Do I sleep enough?
– When was the last time I learned something new about God?
– When was the last time I prayed? Really prayed!
– Do I know how my friend is doing?
– What would happen if I had more time?
– When was the last time I served?
– Do I know who I want to be?
– When was the last time I just rested?
– When was the last time I had a new idea?
– Have I told someone about God’s love?
– Do I know how I’m doing?