Purpose In Our Busyness
We must be careful to guard ourselves against the pace of twenty first century life. Technology has provided us with ‘more’ opportunities to do ‘more’ things than ever before. We must be mindful of the fact that we have the potential of filling our days running from one thing to another. Not all ‘busyness’ is good. Some busyness is just a distraction and an escape. Busyness in God’s kingdom work is good! " But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33.
However, God’s kingdom work involves making time to stop being ‘busy’ and heed Psalm 46:10. “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
God knows that we need a time of restoration and fellowship with Him. In fact, He is our source of rest. He invites us out of our busy world to spend time with Him. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28.
There are times when we need to re-establish and separate the important from the urgent. God’s Word tells us what is important. He expects His followers to make time for the things that He has designated as such. He takes busyness off the table as a reason we can’t spend time being “Still” or finding “Rest”. Most importantly, it is in the stillness and restfulness with Him that we find direction, meaning and purpose in our busyness.
Blessings, Dr. Joe