Savor Prompt #3

Every time I think I have the time to focus on writing/blogging, life happens so I thought this prompt from Savor was fitting.

{Why do you keep yourself busy? What would it look for you to lay down busy, both the drug and the defense?}

I use busyness as a distraction. A distraction from God and a distraction from myself. If I keep myself distracted I don’t have to slow down and process through what God is asking me to notice or do. Stay busy and maybe I won’t hear what God is whispering to me. Keeping the schedule busy, keeps my mind busy. The message had a beautiful verse in Jeremiah 2:25, “”Slow down. Take a deep breath. What’s the hurry? Why wear yourself out? Just what are you after anyway? But you say, ‘I can’t help it. I’m addicted to alien gods. I can’t quit.” Yes just what I am after. What are you after by keeping yourself busy?

We also live in a world that promotes busyness. The busier you are the more important you must be because your calendar is full. What often gets ignored are the people and things we love the most. There is sanity in the slowdown. And if anything I need more sanity in my life. What if I only filled my calendar with things that filled me up? We all have responsibilities and obligations, I get that but not everything in our calendar is a have to. I want to slow down to sweeter pace of life so that I can take company with not only Jesus but my family.

 

in grace and love,

amber

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