Busy. I'm guilty. Beverly and I have many talks about our need to slow down. But we don't seem to be making any progress.
It really hit me the other day. I asked a guy if he would like to study the Bible. He said yes. So, I said, "OK, when could we get together?" And I realized that I didn't have one evening open. Wow!
Some people wear their business like a badge, as if it gives them a sense of importance. That is not why I am writing this today. I think to be too busy is a negative character trait rather than something to be admired.
Henry Nouwen once wrote: "There is seldom a period in which I do not know what to do, and I move through life in such a distracted way that I do not even take the time and rest to wonder if any of the things I think, say or do are worth thinking, saying or doing."
And Charles Swindoll observed (I am paraphrasing here), "We more often resemble a stampeding herd of cattle than a flock of sheep grazing beside still waters."
Oh, I don't want to be that! But I am.
God, help me to develop the discipline to be still and know that You are God.