Thursday, February 17, 2011

How Busy Is Too Busy

Last Friday Tami and I got up for our ‘day off’ and proceeded to do our chores for the day. The next thing we knew it was time to go pick up the kids from school. We looked at each other and wondered where the time went. It seems like we are so good at filling up our schedules. So I ask, How busy is too busy?

Now I don’t presume to be an expert in this, however, I do know that we were not created to stress our bodies to the point of mental and/or physical exhaustion. We try and fit so much into each day, thinking that if we don’t get to it today, we might not get it done. Yet, there are very few things that fit into the category of “have to.” What we don’t get done today can surely get done tomorrow, or next week.

The truth is, most people know how to be busy, but they don’t know how to relax. Too busy is when you don’t take time to relax. Too busy is when you don’t make time for your spouse, or your kids, or your good friends. Too busy is when you don’t make time for God!! Too busy is when you get sick if you slow down. This is called ‘leisure sickness,’ and happens to people who aren’t used to slowing down.

Now some might say, ‘See, I shouldn’t slow down because then I just get sick.’ Rather, we need to realize that we need to change our lifestyle so that our bodies can learn how to relax without getting sick. God created us to work, and He created us to rest. Without rest we will fail to have the full and complete life God created us to have! That is why God made it a commandment from the beginning of time, and why God gave us the example of He Himself resting on the seventh day.

So how about you? Are you too busy? Do you take time to relax? Do you make time for God and others? Do you honor the Sabbath Day and keep it holy? Do you take time for yourself? Think about it. Blessings.