Busy.

So, remember way back in November when I made such a huge deal about maintaining a ridiculously unhealthy pace?
Keeping my calendar full.
Overcommitting.

Apparently I’d forgotten about that too.

I’m seeing more and more truth in the old saying:
“If the devil can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy.”
Staying too busy is not good for the body or the soul.

I look over at the right side of this page and see that scripture.
The very voice of Jesus telling me to give myself some space.

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion?
Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life.
I’ll show you how to take a real rest.
Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it.
Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.
I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.
Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.

I find such peace in those verses.
In theory.

Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not saying that I don’t believe these words to be true.
I just believe them to be difficult.
Not on Jesus’ part, but on mine.
When do I have the time to “get away” with Him?
Recover your life.

There is that one day each month that I try to get away from everything.
Phones, computers, television…
But I’m finding that that isn’t quite enough.
Take a real rest.

And I don’t know where I can make scheduling adjustments.

Like I said, I overcommit.
My calendar stays full.
And not with garbage, but with worthwhile things.

My full time job.
My part time job.
Volunteering with Fathom.
Small group.
Maintaining friendships.
Nurturing a dating relationship.
And recently, almost weekly trips to Geraldine to be with family.
I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.

I suppose what it really comes down to is finding some kind of balance.
Taking some significant time away from anything that even looks like work may be in my best interest soon.

I don’t see a real option in completely dropping anything from my schedule.
Though, maybe I do need to take a step back and re-evaluate my level of involvement with each.
But then that leads to casual involvement where I’m not fully investing myself into anything.

And that’s no good either.
Let’s hope I get something figured out soon…
Learn to live freely and lightly.

Peace and love.

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2 thoughts on “Busy.

  1. I understand. It’s incredibly hard for me too, and I definitely haven’t figured it out yet.
    -Margaret

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