Have you become too busy for God? If there is one word that can best describe most people it would be busy. It doesn’t matter what your gender or age is. It doesn’t matter what season of life you are in, most of us are just busy people.
For some, busyness has almost become like a competition. There are people who find their sense of importance in the things that they do. To be busy means you are doing something of value. Sadly, many people equate doing with worth. It brings me to a familiar story in the Bible, the story of Mary and Martha. Although many women use this story as a life lesson it can really apply to anyone.
Martha was comparing herself to Mary. Martha had a to-do list that was a mile long. Her worth seemed to be wrapped up in all her busyness. “Look at all I am doing,” she was almost whining. She wanted attention and recognition for everything that she had on her plate. She had become busy with good things but they were not things of value. Our value is really found in our relationship with the Lord.
On the other side you have Mary who found time to be at Jesus’ feet. I don’t believe for a second that this made her lazy. She seemed to understand the need to put down the to-do list and bask in the presence of her Lord. It seemed that her life was a bit more in balance. She knew when it was time to do and she knew when it was time to sit and be still.
The time we spend at the Lord’s feet can be very refreshing. We need that time to step away from the busyness of life and soak in God’s grace and glory. The busier we are, the less chance we have to hear from God. We need times of being refreshed and that is found in time with God, through prayer and reading the Word.
If you find that you don’t have time for God, you have become like Martha…busy and worried about many things but forgetting the most important thing, a relationship with the Lord.
Life will always be there waiting for us. We will always have things that need to be done. But Jesus is beckoning us to get away, to sit at His feet and receive spiritual refreshing that will equip us to get back to the busyness of life.