Do you ever feel like life is too busy?
Do you think that it is God’s intention that we are really busy?
Those of you who follow my blog will have noticed that I have written a lot less over the past few months and the reason for this is that I have been really, really busy.
In the Eastern Baptist Association, we are looking to appoint a new regional team leader. As part of the planning and preparation for this, a series of meetings were held to discuss how the team leader’s role works and how it could be done differently.
Our current team leader is a great guy, he is vastly experienced and is immensely supportive but he is also extremely overworked.
As an association, we have asked him to lead us and then we have given him with a largely administrative and organisational role that keeps him very, very busy. His over busyness may have led to him being unable to lead us forwards in a consistently effective way.
Reflecting on this has reminded me that I am certain that God doesn’t want us to be constantly really busy and worn out (you can read more about this in Since when did serving God come to mean that we always have to be really busy?)
The trouble though is that many of us are too busy to stop and consider how we could be less busy.
The Bible offers us the Sabbath principle, which is a day of rest during each week. God wants us to rest well so that we can work effectively and joyfully from that place of rest. Beyond a day of rest, I also believe we can find mini Sabbaths (moments of rest) in our everyday lives but we have to make space for them.
If God wants us to rest, why do we feel that we have to be so busy?
Perhaps it is time to slow down?
If you want to think about this some more, you might want to read, Time to slow down? You’re not superman you know!