I have been so incredibly busy over the last few weeks that sometimes I can’t tell if I am coming or going! It has helped me, in a way, keep my mind off of the obvious past, but it has also been a means to help shape my future.
I’ve been starting my day at 530 am, working out, getting to work by 745/8 am, working until sometimes after 5, going home, dinner with friends or if it’s Wednesday having wine with friends, going here, going there! At one point today, I became so overwhelmed from all the phone calls and text messages and employee questions that I thought my brain was literally about to ooze from my ears. I physically could not think. So I just sat at my desk for a moment to simply breathe.
Lately I am always just so busy! So I pondered on what God says about busyness.
“We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it.” -Psalm 39:6
So is it wrong to stay so busy? Is it wrong to work hard and to work hard often?
One of my favorite stories in the Bible is when Jesus goes to visit Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42). Martha rushed around preparing her home for Jesus while her sister Mary just sat at Jesus’ feet, taking in all that He said. Martha became upset because she felt like Mary should have been helping her. But Jesus told Martha she was worried about the wrong things, about all of the details.
Do you know how often I worry myself over details instead of just stopping to enjoy the moment? ALL THE TIME! Busyness, for me, turns to worrying and we all know that worrying is never good. So I have decided to transform my busyness into diligence.
I have this theory that if I do things more diligently then maybe I wouldn’t be so busy all the time. I’ll test it out and let you guys know how it goes! I mean, sometimes I would like to stop and smell the roses. But I can’t. Because I’m too busy! Not that I pass many roses throughout my day, but you get my point. :)
Are you merely “heaping wealth” or are you taking time to enjoy the life that you are building? Take a moment to breathe, to just sit and be, no thoughts, no sound, no movement, just be.
“I don’t want to miss the moment because I was too busy trying to create it.” -STW