Friday, March 14, 2014

Clueless and Busy in Illinois

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.  Colossians 3:1-2

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
Normal, IL
*Taken from the First Place 4 Health devotion book, Living Well.

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