Friday, December 24, 2010

I'm Too Busy by Gail Purath

“I’m busy” seems to be everyone’s mantra nowadays.

Sometimes we have no choice about our busyness: births, holidays, sickness, family problems and life transitions interrupt our schedules without notice.

But most of our lives, we choose what will keep us busy, and what keeps us busy is a reflection of our values and priorities.

Even though we tend to think of busyness in a positive way, it is usually the result of pride, lack of wisdom and planning, or laziness. And it has become a national problem.

The answer: Asking God how He wants us spending our time and energy.

Nuggets of Truth from the Bible that Can Help Us do this:
  • Johns 15--Jesus says He's glorified when we “bear much fruit." Spreading ourselves too thin is not as fruitful as doing fewer things, but doing them well.
  • Ephesians 2:10--God has purposes for each of us. If we are busy doing other things, we may miss the things He planned!
  • Colossians 2:13--God is our boss! And He never expects more of us than what we can give.
  • 1 Peter 4:10--We should be faithful stewards of the gifts God has given us.
God isn’t calling us to busyness—He is calling us to His priorities and purposes.
  • If you have too many commitments, now is a good time to cut back.
  • If you have wasted time and been irresponsible, now is a good time to de-clutter your schedule and set solid priorities.
No one is more worthy of our best efforts and top priorities than Christ:
“To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever!...He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God… On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS [and He says]: “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”  Revelation 1:5,6; 19:11-16; 22:12

Hi, I'm Gail, and I have been the WOW blog manager since its creation in January 2010.  I'm pictured here with some of the WOW blog writers at a writers retreat last year.

I am excited about the fact that we have had readers this last year from Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East as well as readers from all over the United States!  I'm excited about this year's WOW blog because I know God has some wonderful things to share with you through our writers!  

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1 comment:

  1. Gail, thank you for these powerful and profound reminders....


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