Sunday, September 30, 2007

Busyness a Weapon

The hardest thing in the world for me to do is be still, physically, emotionally and spiritually. I am a doer, I like to be involved and get things done. If you ask me to do something I almost never say no.

This lifestyle is not healthy. It is not healthy physically because a body needs sleep, down time and home cooked meals. This does not happen when I am over committed. My house keeping falls apart, the children become undisciplined, and we all end up grumpy! It is not healthy emotionally because with so many ideas in my head and looking at the "To Do" list it is easy to become overwhelmed and confused. I am not able to be a good wife to my husband.

But mostly, it is unhealthy spiritually. When I am running from one commitment to another, waking up to a dozen things that need to be done before breakfast, and not being able to sleep at night because I am thinking of all the things I need to get done tomorrow, this hurts my relationship with God. As much as I love to read God's word and talk with Him, this fall towards the bottom of my list of "Must Do's" So add guilt to my feeling of not being able to get it all done.

Every so often, I get so exhausted, it's like God is saying...again..."BE STILL, REST in Me." Now I know that this is the truth, that the most important thing is to commune with God...EVERYDAY.

I think busyness is the #1 weapon of the enemy. Why am I such a slow student? Tomorrow is a new day and I am thankful that God is all about new beginnings. :o)

is a good Devotion on the topic.


Niki said...

I couldn't have said it better myself Kathy! I have 50 things going at once, ALWAYS! Last year the doctor told me I had hypertension. I'm only 35 for pete's sake! Yes I'm overweight, that has something to do with it. But I seriuosly think it's my stress levels. I needed to hear this today...Your blog is wonderful, as always, and I enjoy coming back over and over again :)

Niki said...

p.s Blogged about you today :)