Distracted by Busyness


I love being busy. I am someone that can’t stand to be at home the whole day. I actually get excited when I add something to my calendar.

Sometimes doing a lot of things makes me feel better about myself. I tend to think that I have purpose because I am doing a lot. I tend to find worth in the things I am doing instead of where I should.

Now don’t get me wrong the things that I am doing are good things that I believe that God wants me to do, but I shouldn’t lose my focus from Christ. When I get caught up on what I am doing instead of spending time with Him, then I am in the wrong. I hate to admit this, but there were at least two times this week that I was planning on spending time with God that I got distracted and did something else instead.

Our relationship with God should be at the top of our list, and spending time with Him shouldn’t be something that I check off my list of things that I accomplished during the day. It should be the most important part of my day, and it should fuel my choices that I make during the rest of my day.

Culture tells us that we need to do everything, and that achieving different things is where we gain our validation. Though this wrong. God commands us to be living the way Christ would, and I know Christ would never lose focus on God and get caught up in doing different things. Sometimes when we get caught up in our activities we can miss living in the present. I tend to focus on what I am doing later or tomorrow that I forget to cherish the moment I am given now. God can present opportunities to share the gospel and show Christ to others. It’s a shame that we can miss being able to be a part of these things just because we were too busy.

Scripture References:

  1. “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” ~ Ephesians 5:15-16 NIV
  2. “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” ~ 1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV
  3. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” ~Romans 12:2 NIV

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