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 breathe.”
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?