Recently, I was
reading some notes taken from a Sunday Church service.
One of the notes I took caught my attention:
“There is an ever-increasing demand on us to meet
people’s needs and demands. We also place expectations on ourselves. We put
ourselves under pressure thinking others have expectations of us. We feel that
we're underproductive if we aren't busy. We forget to stop and
Wow! Then I read further down my notes to find, “We have to
be careful with our busyness. There's a
tension in our busyness. We have
families, work, and life”.
Again, ‘wake-up call’ to me!
What is sacrificed when we become too busy?
Church on Sunday?
How do we manage
expectations? Our expectations and the expectations of others?
Philippians 1:1-11 especially verses 9 and 10, which reads,
“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge
and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that
you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.” (NKJV)
Being discerning in what we agree to take on, plan out our day/week
to intentionally include relationships, Bible study, and prayer. Choose to commit to Sunday worship and praying
with fellow Christians.
Reflect on where you are situated in your ‘to-do’ lists. Do you need to give up something, and be more intentional in other areas of your life?