I’m sure most of you can relate to the feeling of being too busy.
“I wish I had more hours in the day to get the things done that need to get done.” Have you ever said that or thought that? I sure have.
Two things strike me about that, first, why am I wishing for more hours to fill with more to-dos?
Second, “things that need to get done.” Seriously? Are the things that I’m doing so necessary that I need to complete them?
In my short time at Silent Images, I feel like I’ve learned so much. I’ve learned how to be a better storyteller. I’ve learned from and am amazed by all the hope organizations are bringing both locally and internationally. I’ve also learned that if I’m not careful, I quickly create a list of things I “need” to do to feel accomplished.
David shared in one of our staff meetings recently the words from Psalm 92:1-2 which says: “It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night.” How much am I slowing down daily to think about what is going on around me to proclaim His love in the morning and then as I reflect on my day, realize how He is being faithful in all things before I go to sleep?
As my list of to-dos gets longer, I don’t tend to slow down at all, instead I try to accomplish as much as I can in the “little time I have.”
I am learning recently that no matter how much there is to do, I should always start out my day proclaiming the ways the Lord loves me and is caring for me, and then take the time to reflect and again, proclaim how He was faithful throughout the day. The day should never be too busy to take time to do that.
Maybe it isn’t that I need more time to get things done, but that I need to remind myself to be thankful for the time I do have. And then get in the habit of proclaiming God’s love and how He is faithful in seemingly small ways.