When Life is Busy

Some seasons in life are busy. I just concluded this type of season. Let me tell you — it was hard and I was overwhelmed. I would never try to hide this fact from you. Busy seasons are hard seasons. Even now, I am fighting the urge to tell you my list of things that I had to do. My list was long and it seemed impossible. Can you relate?
During my busy season, I had to focus on the task in front of me. I do not think this is necessarily the best way to live; but for me, it was the only way to make it through. As I walked through my busy season, I read a passage of scripture that spoke directly to me. This passage gave me hope, direction, and determination.
“I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths of the grave.”(Psalm 86:12-13, New International Version)
During the busy seasons we need to remember the eternal love of God. One temptation during busyness is to function with tunnel vision. Tunnel vision occurs when we only think about what we have to accomplish during our day. This can easily cause us to feel overwhelmed as we look at a long “to do” list and think, “there is no way!” When we are overwhelmed by the temporary things of this world, we can forget about the eternal love of God.
Daily we need to focus on the truth that God’s love is a forever love. This means that God’s love has no end! Thankfully this is not true when it comes to our “to do” list. This world and our “to do” list are passing away. There is a clear end in sight.
On busy days we can see our “to do” list as a burden or as an opportunity. If we see it as a burden, then we simply try to survive by tackling each item on the list. Often we use our own strength to try and accomplish these tasks. If we see our “to do” list as an opportunity, then we surrender to God and know that He will give us the wisdom, strength, and resources that we need to thrive during our busy day.
I will be the first to admit that I failed this test more than once during the last six weeks of my life. We fail this test when we forget that God is the owner and creator of our day! He is in charge and our purpose in life does not come from our “to do” list. Rather, our purpose comes from simply following Jesus, step-by-step.
If you are in a busy season, take a deep breath. As you do, focus on the eternal love of God. He loves you with an everlasting love. God is faithful to provide exactly what you need during this time. You do not have to figure this season out on your own.
For all of you busy people, let me pray for you. “Father, I thank you for Your eternal love. It is true. Nothing can separate us from You! Please help us to refocus on the things that really matter in life. Lord, help us to see our busy seasons as an opportunity to trust You. We know that you are faithful to provide exactly what we need. I want to lift up each person who is reading this article. Lord, grant them peace, give them direction, and fill them with Your love. We know that You are the ultimate source of our strength. Help us to reflect You during every season of life especially the busy ones.” In Jesus’ Name, Amen.