Busyness is something that people say is common today. Although it may seem like it is a relatively new concept, it is not. When Jesus went to the home of Mary and Martha, Martha was very busy with tending to things around the house.
Being busy is something people have been since time began. There is always something to do.
This month is starting out as one of those months that a proving to be extremely busy. My work alone as a teacher takes up 50-60 hours per week. Along with that I have a daughter getting married this month. In between all of that I have a son who is having a birthday. That is the big things going on this month.
Outside of those things are the smaller things of the huge list of things that I need to do around my house and property, repairs, upkeeps, and cleaning. Along with those things there is church. There will be some revival services going on at our church the weekend of the wedding.
Then to cap the busyness off, a friend, who was my best man at my wedding 25 years ago, is coming for a visit. It was not known when he was planning to come, nor does he know how long he will stay. Life is busy.
One of the things that we need to do is stop and know God. Take a few minutes to breath and connect with God.
Psalm 37:23 King James Version (KJV)
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
God is watching your every step. Everything that you do must be ordered by God.
Ask yourself if what you are doing is what God would want you to do. If it is, He will give you the strength and grace to complete it.
There are probably many things that you do, at least I know that I do, that are not necessarily ordered by God. There are many times I do things to just relax or forget everything else. Often I like to procrastinate and not do the things that I should do.
There are times I put off praying or reading the Bible, when I know I should be doing those things. I put them off in order to play or watch a movie or tv, or some other thing.
If my focus is on God, I will be focused on doing what He wants me to do. It is then that I may be very busy, but I will not be too busy. I will be doing His work, not the meaningless work of this world. It will also take your mind off the circumstances that you are in.
As you go through your days, going into a season of holidays and extreme busyness, take time to focus on God. Ask God what He wants you to do. Ask God what He does not want you to do. Allow Him to order your steps and not be busy spinning your wheels doing nothing of value.