Are you enjoying life? Honest answer.
Life goes fast. We have very little margin in life anymore. I had more time years ago meeting the needs and schedules of a husband, home, and four children than I do now. It’s crazy.
Most of us are living at a pace that’s unsustainable . . . and unbiblical.
I had a few special moments with close friends the other evening. One of the first things we talked about was stress and overload. We’re all on the same wheel and don’t know how to get off.
The next morning, I took inventory of priorities and commitments. Hmmm, still didn’t see the problem. I had to ask, Are you doing a lot of good things, or are you doing the best things?
Normal is busy. I don’t want to be normal.
If the devil can’t make us really bad, then he’ll make us really busy.
We have to be all there – when we’re there!
We’re so extended we don’t have enough time to have meaningful relationships with family and friends anymore. Even on Sunday. Sometimes I search the archives in my head to remember when that was simply a day to rest and enjoy family.
We can’t create time, but we can create moments.
So, what do we do?
I challenge (us) . . .
*Start at the beginning. Sunday. How can we handle this sacred day differently than the other six days?
*On the other six days – create a to-don’t list.
*Talk to a 90 year old. Ask what they’d do differently with the longer twenty-four hours they use to have every day. I doubt if they’d say, “I wish I worked longer hours.”
But, they might say, “I wish I enjoyed more sunsets and ice cream.”
Life is speeding by . . . but this day we can know, love, and live for Jesus, the Master of time.
We have twenty-four hours to catch up . . . and start over, creating margins and moments.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2