Good morning all! Boy, have I been busy! Too busy. Right now, there is not a lot of margin in my life and it’s a pretty difficult way to live.
In my circle, there are people who have received difficult diagnosis news; surgeries have incapacitated some; marriages are dissolving; jobs are being lost. And here I sit with my “job security” and complaining about being busy.
But amid all my busyness, a good friend shared a passage of Scripture with me that means the world to me today. I pray that you too will find encouragement from these words of Jesus.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34 – NIV)
My friend didn’t share this verse from the NIV, but from the Message and it really brought perspective to my life.
“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” (Matthew 6:34 – The Message)
Regardless of what is going on in your life right now, pay attention…give your entire attention…to what He is doing. Right now.
So right now, in my life, I have many irons in the fire, but what is it that I can do today? Right now? I can be a friend to those who are facing a difficult decision or announcement. I can be a supporter of those who are hurting and healing. I can listen to those who don’t have another “ear” in their life. I can be the best wife and mom and grandmother and daughter and sister that I can be today.
And maybe, just maybe, I can put aside my busyness for one day to stop and notice what is going on around me today. To be honest, nothing is more important than what God is up to right now.
What about you? Are you too busy to notice what God is doing in your life and the lives of others right now? If so, I might suggest you join me on this “busyness fasting day.” I’ll enjoy the beauty of the mountains, another nice fall day, a phone call or two to catch up with friends and family, a prayer walk with my Creator and whatever else might cross my path because I’m not so busy today.
Let’s do this. Right now!
Grace and peace be yours in abundance,