After she asked the question, she stared at it, allowing it to seep into her
soul for processing. She tuned into others’ answers but felt like there was a
disconnect of sorts. The question asked: “How has busyness impacted
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thinking about the subject of busyness.
Her community group was discussing the questions posed from the
message titled “The Essentials” which differentiated between what is
When the room got quiet, the last response settled and she spoke up. “I
think the question is asking us to go a bit deeper. As I sit here, I’m
reminded of comments made by friends who have shared, well, I didn’t
want to bother you; I know you’re busy. I mean years ago, yes, I was out of
balance and always doing instead of being, but it hurts my heart to realize I
still give off that impression. This question is making me realize that
busyness doesn’t draw them to you; it pushes them from you.”
The room was silent for a moment. She looked at each of them as that truth
settled in, grateful that her transparency and vulnerability was being used in
their own individual journeys.
As this revelation settled in her own soul, she vowed that the next time
someone reached out to her, she would make a conscious decision to
answer the call, fully present emotionally, pushing her busyness aside to
make the time to take the time to care.
What about you; if someone reaches out to you and interrupts your plans,
what is your first response? Perhaps it’s time to get back to the essentials
of being a Christ follower: to love the Lord our God with all our strength and
to love others.