So last week I had this great thought while doing a country trip for work. You know the kind- brilliant but now you can’t remember. Yeah, it was one of them. And since it still escapes me, I’m using that as my excuse for not posting last week 😉
So, I’ve really not a lot to say but since I’m sitting in a hospital weighting room- I figure it’s the perfect time to write since I’ve been complaining about being busy.
That word- Busy!
We all use it
We all complain about it
But we often don’t do anything about it.
We just keep on, keeping on. No changes to systems, processes, lifestyle, beliefs. And then we wonder why are we always so busy?
I think it’s due to a few things… hold tight…. I’m not going to pull any punches 😉😂😂
We might have a fear of missing out (FOMO) so we overcommit and sadly under deliver on our life’s to-do list in both the big and small things.
We may be disorganized and pull others into the vortex of mess. Or others pull us into theirs. (Hate that!)
We may not know how to use the word ‘no’ and therefore say ‘yes’- when ‘no’ is the right, appropriate, and perfectly appropriate answer.
We don’t know what we want, why we’re here and what to do; so we do a bit of everything. Thinking, the perfect ‘it’ will shine a light and bring an ‘ah ha‘ moment. So this is what I was born for.
What I’ve learnt is that in the busyness of life, we rarely find purpose. With purpose often comes purposeful activity, but busyiness is more a haze filled existence than a purposeful full life. Hope your tracking with me.
I believe God wants us to find our purpose in Him and from there live, the life He is calling us to and do the things He’s asking of us.
For this we need to learn how to create margin around our life so that we have the space to lean into Him. To ask Him the big questions. To discover the answers big and small in a stillness. Not necessarily quite, no necessarily relaxing doing nothing, but a place of peace and calm within. While we accomplish all we need to.
So sorry- you still need to go to work, do the dishes and the laundry. But you also need to drop out of your days and weeks some not importants so to find space for the vitals. Spending time with Him is a vital. And often is the first thing to go when we get busy.
So I’m encouraging you and myself, to create margin, cut what need to go and implement what adding.
Then maybe we’ll all feel less busy and more productive.
Until next time
Happy Pondering xx