Missing In Action
I've been missing in action, caught up in commitments, and lost in the weeds of busyness. Can you relate?
In my current season of busyness I've become a prisoner of war with a battle raging all around me. My enemy shouts, “You can do it all!” and God whispers, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
I once heard a speaker say, “Busyness isn’t just a weapon the enemy uses, it is the enemy.” I know it was an exaggeration, but it caught my attention and I haven’t forgotten it. Busyness has threatened my peace and has robbed me of my fruitfulness. Worst of all, busyness has kept me from spending time with God. Yes, busyness is the enemy.
What about you? Is the battle of busyness threatening your peace and fruitfulness? Like me have you allowed the enemy to keep you a prisoner because you’ve believed that you can do it all? Has the flurry of action in your life caused you miss what’s most important?
While we are busy filling our day with activities that keep us missing in action the enemy is having a hay day. By forfeiting our time with God we are bypassing the one thing we really need, His rest.
Today I’ve decided to take back what the enemy has stolen from me by making these 3 exchanges:
- Instead of being missing in action, I choose to be present in the moment. I choose to take time today to crawl up in the Father’s lap, to be still and know that He is God. It’s the only way I’ll make it.
- Instead saying yes to everything, I will look to God for Him to show me how to spend my time. There are many good things I could do, but when I exhaust myself in doing good things, I don’t have the energy for the great things God calls me to do.
- Instead of believing that I can do it all, I’ll accept the fact that I can’t. Who have I been kidding? I can’t do it all, so why have I been striving to do it all?
Let’s face it, we’re all busy. Our schedules hold us captive and we are missing out on what’s most important in life. But the good news is we control our schedule. I encourage you to take back what the enemy has stolen from you. Take control of your schedule, spend some time with God and learn how to say no.
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