Have you been wondering why you haven’t heard from me in a while? I’ve been MIA for three months… literally; missing in action, caught up in busyness, and lost in the weeds of moving.
All I can say is be careful what you ask for, you might get it. In July I posted about being chained to a season of stillness; ready to move on before God was ready to move me. Since then we’ve sold our home, are in the process of purchasing another, and will be moving in two weeks. Add to that working full time, a mission trip, a weekly systematic theology class, staff retreat, and various other commitments. Just call me crazy.
And here’s the funny part, while I’ve been going crazy trying to keep my head above water I’ve noticed that many of you are crazy busy too. I know because you’ve told me; which makes me wonder, “What’s up with that?”
I once heard a speaker say, “Busyness isn’t just a weapon the enemy uses, it is the enemy.” It caught my attention.
In my current season of busyness, I’m noticing that busyness battles against my fruitfulness and my peace. Before I recognized what was happening I became a POW; a prisoner of war with a battle raging all around me. My enemy shouts, “You can do it all!” and God whispers, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” So today in the midst of my busyness, I have to make a choice to either listen to the enemy or God.
Today I chose to crawl up in the Father’s lap and rest a while. It’s the only way I’ll be able to get through the next few weeks of craziness with my move. Today I will meditate on Philippians 4:6-7 which says:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
What about you? Is the battle of busyness threatening your peace and fruitfulness? Like me have you allowed the enemy to keep you a prisoner because you’ve believed that you can do it all? Has the flurry of action in your life caused you to be missing from what’s most important? If so I encourage you to find some time today to be still and know that He is God. Give the cares of your world to Him and bask in His peace.
PS: My move is a local move so don’t worry I’m not leaving Atlanta.