Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Suffering From The "I'm Too Busy" Syndrome

"Suffering From The 'I'm Too Busy' Syndrome"
By Zach Wood
Colossians 4:2-6, Psalm 46:10

Busy-ness can seriously distract us from what is truly important in life.  There are none of us immune to this problem in life.  We all tend to say “I’m Too Busy” so often.  We say this phrase often and many times to people who ask us to commit to something else that fills up our calendar. 

Being too busy can hinder so much of the happiness and productiveness we try to attain in life.  We want to be so productive that many times we get involved in way too many things and end up sacrificing more time and energy that should be reserved for family and other important matters. 

We must be careful not to let ourselves get so involved with activities around us that we lose sight of what is truly important.  We must make sure we are not so busy that we become distracted and forget about the needs around us: the needs of our spouses, the needs of our kids, the needs of our friends and the needs of those who have very little. 

When we are distracted, we lose sight of what is important and that will drain us and make us weary.  We must be careful because this can hinder the witnessing opportunities we have with people who do not know Christ.  We must be careful and watch for those opportunities and not pass them by. 
If we do not devote ourselves to prayer and keep our priorities in order, we lose focus and become distracted from what is really important.  We become distracted from those who need our help.  We become distracted from teaching opportunities with those who can learn from our example.  We become distracted from teaching our children the values of life.  We become distracted from opportunities we have to share Christ’s love with people who are trapped in a dark world.

Distractions are a huge struggle in my life.  I have a hard time sitting down for long periods of time to do anything.  I always think of “something else” I need to do and I get up and start on it.  My problem is that sometimes I just need to focus my time on my kids and my wife and forget about the other tasks I need to do.  I find myself missing out on things with them when I busy myself with needs around the house all the time.   

We have the hardest time just being still and coming before God to just take Him in and enjoy the quietness.  It doesn’t happen very often, but we all need that.  What if we just took that time to sit down and be still?

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