Busy. It’s good to be busy. However, we can become so busy that we forget about God. Busy doing school work, busy doing family life; busy doing work, busy doing our hobbies, busy planning for a wedding; busy dealing with insurance companies & attorneys, etc…
Well, these past couple of weeks have been that for our family. From a side-swipping car accident, to information about insulin pumps, to help out with planning & pulling off a wonderful wedding & reception for a close family’s family, to getting house maintenance done with outside help, to work, to our daughter’s college & our other daughter’s high school, & the kitchen sink. Well, that explains the past couple of weeks for our family. I am sure you have your own story. I get it.
But, we (rather “I”) can get to busy that we (“I”) forget about God. Don’t let that happen!
Rather, Ecclesiastes 3:9-14 says something about this… King Solomon states,
“What gain has the worker has from his toil? I have seen the busyness that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. He (God) has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He (God) has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so he (people) can not find out what God has done from beginning to the end. I (Solomon) perceived that there is nothing better for them to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil-that is God’s gift to man.”
Furthermore, in the closing chapter of Ecclesiastes, it says this,
“… Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgement, whether good or evil.” With all this business that God has made for us, it is clear that we are to fear God (respect God in a way that you will do anything for Him) and do good.
How are you doing with busyness? Are you purposely making your life less busy?