Too Busy

I have to apologize for the month long hiatus on the blog. What started as a week long break slowly grew into a month’s worth of nothingness on the blog. To be honest, the excuse that I kept using each week was, “I’m too busy.”

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard or used that excuse I’d be a very rich man.

Our society is built around having a jam-packed schedule. If we don’t have something going on every night of the week, something is wrong with us. On Monday, we’ve got the Thomas’ weekly Monday Night Football party. On Tuesday night, little Nathan has baseball practice. Wednesday night, we try to make it to Bible class (if Nathan doesn’t happen to have a game). Thursday, Friday and Saturday are the same way. By the end of the week, we feel like we’ve accomplished so much when in reality we’ve just been filling our time up with things that really aren’t that important.

In Matthew 6:19-21, Jesus said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

If someone were to look at an hourly breakdown of your schedule, where would they assume you are storing up treasures? How often do we neglect spiritual activities because we are “too busy” with things of this life? Perhaps it’s time that we each look at the priorities in our lives and decide what will be of true importance. If worshipping with the saints, serving in the community and studying God’s word are taking a backseat to things that won’t matter in eternity, we need to reorganize our schedule.

We would be hopeless if God simply claimed to be “too busy” to provide us with what we need for salvation. We’re equally hopeless if we find ourselves becoming too busy for him.

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About jbroberts

I'm a preacher student at the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver. View all posts by jbroberts

3 responses to “Too Busy

  • Travis

    Great post with great thoughts! I have been writing a series of lessons “Chose Whom You Shall Serve” and in Part 5 of this study I looked at what we put before God and worse yet by taking “Nathan” to the game what are we teaching our kids to put before God?

    Keep up the good work Brother!

    • jbroberts

      Thanks Travis! You make a great point. Many people are teaching their kids that it’s just fine to focus on worldly things rather than the spiritual.

      Thanks for your comment!

  • David Malley

    Hey J-RO. Good article bud. Much of the reason for my own devo’s are an effort to make time for the Lord. But there is always room for improvement.

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