I became aware of the hectic nature of my life when I found myself dyeing my hair at midnight! The 20 minutes I had forced myself to stay awake so that I could cover the gray, I had just enough reflection time to day, “My life has been w-a-y too busy for the last week.”
I should have had a clue on Sunday when I left for church at 8:00 a.m. didn't look at the time again until I unglued myself from my computer at 9 p.m. That was my day of rest, the Lord’s Day. I should have had a clue, but I didn’t because that is what busyness does--it keeps us clueless in a life void of reflection, quiet, and undisturbed time with God.
But, hey, after all, it was only for a week, and I was doing really important stuff! I was able to keep up with my e-mail and phone messages, go to my appointments, finish my projects, and run errands for my kids. So, what got shorted?
Well, I fell asleep during prayer, “glanced” at my husband, ignored my Bible study, gobbled junk food suppers, and reduced my sleep to deprivation levels. So I didn't hurt anything other than my spiritual, emotional, relational, and physical well being!
PRAYER -- Lord, help me to see my life from your perspective. Slow me down when busyness threatens to sabotage Your plan for me, Father.
JOURNAL ENTRY -- Write down two things that you can let go of today in order to have more quiet time with God.
Barb Lee, First Place 4 Health Leader
*Taken from the First Place 4 Health devotion book, Living Well.
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