The Time for What Is Most Important
It seems that all of our lives are filled with busyness where we have many more activities than we have time. We rush from one activity to the next, barely having time for the most important activities of life.
Busyness isn’t a virtue, nor is it something to respect. Though we all have seasons of crazy schedules, very few of us have a legitimate need to be busy ALL the time. We simply don’t know how to live within our means, prioritize properly, and say no when we should.
Being busy rarely equates to productivity these days. Just take a quick look at your schedule. Your busyness probably overshadows your productivity by a wide margin. You are rushing all over the place, and running late much of the time. You’re heading to work, conferences, meetings, social engagements, and sports events. You barely have enough free time for family get-togethers, and you rarely get enough sleep. Yet, emails are shooting out of your smartphone like machine gun bullets, and your day planner is jammed to the brim with obligations. Your busy schedule gives you an elevated sense of importance. But it’s all an illusion. You are like a hamster running on a wheel, getting nowhere fast.
Though being busy can make you feel more alive than anything else for a moment, the sensation is not sustainable long term. You will inevitably, whether tomorrow or on your deathbed, come to wish that you that you spent less time on the buzz of busyness and more time actually living a purposeful life.
King Solomon taught us in the book of Ecclesiastes that there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. I know I fall prey to these same situations and am trying to learn. Let us all make a commitment to live life in the season that we are in now, and take the time for what is most important.