Does life sometimes feel ‘way too busy? Every day our families, jobs, volunteer positions, churches, and everyday responsibilities clamor for time and attention. In the midst of these, the unexpected inevitably flares and we’re left wishing our days held more than 24 hours. That’s how I feel for several weeks prior to and immediately following every missions trip we take.
My husband and I share a joke in this regard nowadays. One of the mundane tasks we must do before each journey is to get our hair cut. I’ve been his barber throughout our marriage, so it’s my job to find a 20-minute window to trim his locks on the day prior to our departure. On one occasion, that window finally appeared at 2 AM. After I finished cutting, we drove to the airport to check in three hours before our early morning international flight.
That’s one instance I hope not to repeat. “Are you sure you want to do this?” my husband asked when the snipping began. I think he felt a tad anxious about my ability to see straight at that time of the morning.
Yes, life seems ‘way too busy sometimes, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or frustrated with its pace. Our challenge is to remember what matters most and give these things first priority. We must never allow busyness to stifle or drown them out.
What truly matters most? Our walk with God. If this falters, everything in our lives eventually takes a hit. So, as we juggle countless activities, let’s remember the Psalmist’s words in Psalm 27:8—“My heart has heard you say, ‘Come and talk with me.’ And my heart responds, ‘Lord, I am coming.’”
God longs for relationship with us. Let’s remember that truth when our busy schedules tempt us to push Him aside. Let’s keep our hearts in tune with Him and spend time talking with Him both in quiet and in the rush—because we love Him and recognize His importance in our lives, not because we feel obligated. Let’s keep first things first—it’s well worth the effort.
How do you keep your walk with God a priority in the midst of a busy schedule?