The Right Kind of Busyness

Do you have the right kind of busyness in your life?

One of the most well known scriptures which focuses upon the issue of time is 2 Peter 3:8, which the Message Bible translates as “Don’t overlook the obvious here, friends. With God, one day is as good as a thousand years, a thousand years as a day.”

Most of us view time with a futuristic perspective.  In other words, we tend to be more focused upon what will take place tomorrow, next week, or next month.  It is important for us to have goals.  Moreover, looking forward to what will take place is a vital part of our daily faith. However, maintaining a balanced perspective on time is vital because an unbalanced perspective can develop a detrimental side-effect of the wrong kind of busyness in our lives. When we become overly focused upon upcoming events, we miss out on, or even neglect, the here and now moments which are the very substance of life itself.

Late missionary and author, Frank Laubach wrote: “I have this minute in my control.  It is all I really do have to work with.  It is as magnificent or drab or vile as the thoughts which fill it.  I fear our most common sin is empty minutes.”

Do we have the right kind of busyness?  Is the sum total of our busyness filled with empty minutes as Laubach describes?

Determine to develop a sensitive spirit that is ever-listening to and ever-watching for God. This will aid you in having the right kind of busyness in your life.

The right kind of busyness empowers you to “make the most of every opportunity.” Eph. 5:16/Col. 4:5

Increasing in Christ,
Pastors Gary & Alisa Linn