Day Twenty Two
I'm not going to pull out the scripture on Martha and Mary and tell you how important it is to stop being so busy, slow down, and rest at Jesus' feet- because it really is! But, I think we've heard that example so many times! I could argue for both sides. We should be busy and intentional for the Kingdom of God but if we aren't still and fixated on Jesus to guide us with what He's given us to steward for His glory... then were kinda missing the point and getting caught up in busy work. On the other hand, we aren't called to stay idle, we are called to go out and put to work the gifts He's given us.
If you can relate to the feeling of always being busy and never having enough down time, can I ask you this question... what are you doing it for? Honestly, I wish they would have told me when I was younger how "busy" is the word I'd hear too many time as an adult. What are we allowing to guide us into a constant cycle of being too busy? If I'm honest, I think a lot of us struggle with creating an identity for ourselves with the things we keep ourselves busy with. From time to time we find ourselves enslaved to this sin rather than being fully led by the Spirit. Not that "The Spirit" has to sound like some mystical flakey thing, but the Holy Spirit is God, part of the Trinity, and was sent to teach us (John 14:26). The Holy Spirit will always be in line with the Word of God, for God does not contradict Himself.
"For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God." Romans 8:14
As children of God, choose to be led by the Holy Spirit instead of your flesh. Find time each day to be present with Him before you eagerly go out to bring glory to His name with whatever He has called you to steward.