The Busyness of our Everyday Life!
Thinking of how busy we have made our daily life baffles me. It leaves me wondering if this is all life is meant to be. Seriously!
We have made life so busy that we rush to go everywhere. We rush to work, to church, to the shops, dropping and picking up the kids from school. We rush to the car mechanic, to meetings, to the car park and of course to the train station and bus stop.
We have so wired our system to rush that it has become part of our everyday life. And it becomes so habitual to the point that it looks very strange when we opt to slow down. Rushing is a recipe for a crash. We are so busy yet doing nothing productive with our time and season other than rushing.
Most of the time we also rush in our prayers when getting ready to go to work or start our day, then when we get stuck, we turn to God asking for guidance. But love, God has been trying to talking to you about getting stuck even before you got there, but since you and I are so busy rushing to pray and finish, we didn’t have time to pause and listen to Him. We just want Him to hear us and not giving Him the time to reply and talk back to us concerning the same situation.
Surely, the ‘busy rushing life’ is not what Jesus offered. Rushing in and out every day and week doing the same old thing every time, is draining. I mean I get bored with that type of stuff. Let’s picture it, Monday to Friday at work, Saturday shopping, dropping kids for recreational activities and house chores. Then Sunday church, visiting or whatever you do on that day, then come Monday morning again off we go rushing to work, and so the whole week goes back into the same busy roster.
Girl! Take a break, and ask God to show you how He wants you to live life on this earth.
I am just tired of this same old, same old lifestyle that we’ve electrified our system to operate, week after week. I got to a point I had to stop and ask God ‘surely this is not the life Jesus came to give me,’ because my Bible says in John 10:10 “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance to the full, till it overflows.” But this busy life we have created for ourselves is certainly not that life. I don’t know about you, but I want to experience and enjoy this life overflowing that Jesus talks about in that passage. I refuse to settle for a rushing life. I am here to enjoy superabundant life. And the good news is, I don’t have to pay for it because He already did. So not using it, is a lost favour. It’s like someone bought you a beautiful expensive winter jacket that will keep you warm and protect you from freezing in the cold weather, but you decided to hang it in your wardrobe looking at it every day and going out like that without it in winter. Excuse me; you are going to freeze! And besides what a waste it is, looking at an already purchased and paid for jacket hanging unused for no reason. It’s when you put it on that you enjoy the warmth it gives. The same way, we’ve left Jesus waiting for an invitation into our messed up and busy lives, and that’s why we are getting drained day by day. It is when we invite Him into our schedules that He comes and live His perfect life in and through us.
I am exhausted from rushing everywhere. Can we learn to enjoy life without rushing? God didn’t call us to rush life. He gave His Holy Spirit to guide us in and through life, but it is hard to guide someone rushing. Guidance becomes so easy when a person relies on you and taking one step at a time as you lead.
What a stress-free life it will be, if we just relax, rest and lean on The Gentle Holy Spirit to guide us through into living and enjoying life overflowing in its fullest.
Why rushing when you have someone dedicated to lead and guide you each day?
We have to understand that our bodies are not robots, and even if they are, robots breakdown at some point. So let’s calm down and treat our lives as the most precious gift given to us, because it is, and we are as important as wherever we are rushing to go.
Don’t rush life! Live life!
Do you currently find yourself in a busy life routine? Jesus (The Life Giver) is waiting for your invitation to show you how to live life. The life He came to give is perfect and pure. The life that brings everlasting peace and joy.
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