It has been two weeks of nonstop busyness for me. I’ve been so busy with working a new full-time job that I’ve not had any time to write, do my personal devotions, or even relax. These past two weeks have taught me the importance of priorities and how to make time for the things and people that matter most to us.
We live in a world where everything is fast paced and everyone is out for themselves. But we serve a God who is busy serving each one of us that He never puts Himself first.
We get up every morning to take care of our families needs, our pets needs, and then we are off to work for the day. We get so consumed with our daily routines that we forget about the God we serve. We rush around all day, taking care of our to-do lists and all of our responsibilities that we make our time with God feel like a chore we dread to complete.
We blow the dust off of our bibles, flip through the empty pages of our bible study book we had planned to finish months ago, and pray short prayers just to get one in real quick. We are too busy going, going, going that we forget to just stop and take time to spend with God. We forget that our busy schedules need to be worked around our time spent with God.
Within the bible, it is clear that taking time to rest is very important to God. It is in our times of rest and unplugging from the world that we are able to really tune in to God and hear His voice.
Mark 6:31 says, “And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.”
In this scripture we learn from Jesus’ example. Jesus was always busy working in the fields to win the lost. We find in many passages that Jesus was always busy within the crowds, spreading the truth of the gospel, and always putting others before Himself. But in Mark 6:31 we learn the importance of escaping to a quiet place to find some rest. Jesus escaped the loudness of the crowds to hear from the Father.
Just like Jesus, our lives are busy and loud. We often get caught up in the noise that we forget to unplug from the world and our busy schedules. Instead of forgetting, we need to remind ourselves to unplug from our busyness for a while and spend some time with God. Our schedules may change and become even more chaotic, but our God will always be our constant peace.