Short Thought continued.....
In western society, we are infatuated with busyness.
If we are busy then we must be important, significant,
have value and worth as a person and have our lives ‘sorted’.
The question I seem to most frequently be asked is: “How's your week been? Busy?”
Sometimes I respond: “No! I’m not busy”; I watch people’s reactions,
their faces may show surprise or awkwardness as they are unsure how to respond.
I could reply: "Yes, dreadfully busy"; but whether I am busy or not I don’t want
my significance or worth to be found in what I do or in how productive I am being.
I find living in a culture that places so much significance on busyness disheartening.
I feel a need to stand my ground in choosing purposefulness over busyness.
I choose instead to be purposeful: to by faith seek what is important to God.
So I’m pausing more to ask myself:
Where have I seen God's goodness today?
How am I enjoying God and His creation?
What brings life?
Where am I seeing fruitlessness?
Contemplating these questions helps me discern:
how to live each day - each moment - trying to delight in God and please Him;
to focus on what matters and what’s important to Him;
and what is futile, pointless busyness.
‘Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires.’
(Psalm 37:4 NLT)
Prayer: Father God, we have one life to live, may we live it purposefully and well, bringing glory to You.
Thought: Am I infatuated with busyness or with Godly purposefulness?