Everyone’s busy. Too busy, right?
I was listening to a podcast the other day about time management (cause I’m too busy, too) and the guy said “we all have time to do what we choose to have time to do!” Do you buy it?
I’m not sure I do. I mean, I know what he’s getting at: we all have the same amount of time – no one has longer days than anyone else – and we all make choices about how we spend that time. But the reality is that most of us have lives packed so full with things that exact their time-tolls on us that we often find ourselves unable to get to the things that really count.
Why is that? Well, sometimes it’s because we’ve become enslaved to things that we need to get free from, but more often, its because we’ve made misguided choices about what things really matter. And now our lives are consumed by the trivial rather than the significant.
That may not be entirely our fault. An old preacher once said “if the Devil can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy.” I think there’s a lot of truth in that. Satan may not be lurking directly behind your personal day-timer or your Google calendar, but he’s managed to surround us with a culture that is fantastically good at consuming our precious moments with meaninglessness.
So how do we make room for what really counts, for what matters most?
Join us at Ridgeline Sundays from March 20-April 17 for the new Bandwidth series, as we explore what matters most to God and what it means to make room for these things in our lives.