Most of us feel too busy already so this verse seems like one we could just check off, but I ask what is keeping us so busy?
II Thes. 3:11 “We hear that some among you are idle; They are not busy; they are busybodies.”
Many of the time suckers these days…facebook, pinterest, texting, youtube, movies, tv, and phone calls all tend toward the busybody over being busy at home. We need to keep our priorities the priorities.
It is easy to let the urgent or the buzz of a phone pull us from what we claim is most important into what is exciting or interesting.
- Husband /Family
Does this list represent what we each desire our priorities to look like? But how often does the bottom of the list overtake the top of the list?
Our daughter did a devotional for her peers recently that addresses this point well:
Lately I have been struggling with putting God over everything. It’s not like I have purposely been putting things before God…they seem to just creep into God’s spot.I realized that it wasn’t “bad” activities or people, but it was more like my thoughts were constantly thinking of something other than God. Mostly school. Since this is my first year doing High School and it was pretty hard to get into the swing of things I just dismissed not giving time or thought to God. I used the excuse “I’m too busy” or “once I figure out how to balance everything I’ll spend more time with God.” But that’s the problem, I’ll always have things trying to have control of my time and thoughts, but no matter what, I need God to be the center. God is never too busy for me or puts me to the side saying “I’ll take care of you once I am done with putting this other family back together” or “I will be there for you after I heal this person from cancer.” God is always there for me and you. The least I can do is have God be the center of my life.
Colossians 1:17 “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”
This verse clearly says that without putting God before all we fall apart, because He holds all things together. Putting God first look different for everyone, but it includes giving Him time out of our day to pray and read the Bible to stay connected. I would like to encourage you all to think of what you might be putting in the place of God, what is stealing His time, and surrender it to Him.
Let’s remember to be busy at home, while keeping the priorities the priority.