Day 16 of 21
Does God want us to be busy?
I've pondered this lately. Does God want us to be busy? Or does He want us to be productive? I grew up in a good ol' Southern Baptist Church and somehow adopted the mindset that God was MORE pleased with me when I "did" more. There started my achievement addiction.
If you volunteered more, served more, gave more, prayed more, then you'd earn a higher approval rating from our Father.
This was fun for a while. Then after my own willpower ran dry (because... humanness), I was left exhausted, dry, burned out & frazzled. It was a dangerous place to be and EXACTLY where the enemy wanted me. Relying on my own wisdom & strength. And passively telling God, "I got this."
I never have this.
I never had it.
Only God can direct my path.
TRUTH: God wants us to have impeccable work ethic.
FALSE: God wants us to be rely on our own strength to accomplish each day.
I mentioned a few days ago that I had a life song. It's by a folk band named, Rend Collective. It's been years since I've listened. But as I replayed it this morning, tears well in my eyes.
This is my favorite lyric: "Spend my life Jesus, anyway You please. Whether on great things, or what seems small"
As we focus on perspective & balance today, ask God to prune you. To show you anything you need to add or take away from your day.
The only life worth living is the one where God calls the shots.
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