My weeks are so busy. Every day at work, my schedule is packed so full that I barely have time to think. I suppose that’s good because it makes the workweek go by a little faster, but it also produces a tremendous amount of stress as well, and I find myself mentally exhausted come Friday.
The other bad part about such a busy schedule is finding time for God. Even the phrase “finding time” implies that I give God my leftovers instead of my first fruits. And work isn’t the only distraction in my life. Just about everything in life competes against God for my attention, and more often than not, God loses out. He ends up taking a backseat to chores, hobbies, entertainment, and family. An entire week will go by before I realize that I was so busy with my own agenda that God was nowhere to be found.
“We all want to spend ETERNITY with God. We just don’t want to spend TIME with him. We stand and stare from a distance, satisfied with superficiality. We Facebook more than we seek his face. We text more than we study The Text. And our eyes aren’t fixed on Jesus. They’re fixed on our iPhones and iPads- emphasis on “i.” Then we wonder why God feels so distant.”
(Mark Batterson- “All In”)
Maybe God feels distant, not because of anything he’s done, but because we’re too busy to include him in our life. This week, stay focused on God, even in the midst of your busy schedule. Maybe consider letting a few things go for a while so you can dedicate some more time to worship, Bible study, and prayer. There’s only so much time in the day. Make sure God is at the center of how you use it.