Do you get to the place where you feel exhausted? I know, that's a dumb question! We all feel like that from time-to-time. So, here is the real question, "Are we too busy?" I mean, I look at my own life and just about every day on my calendar is full. Wow! But, it's not just me, everyone's calendar is full. As I sit and counsel with individuals in our church family, it seems that many of them are stressed because their lives have become so busy.
Even though we in the church are suppose to work toward a Sabbath rest; we're just as bad, maybe worse, at over scheduling. It seems the more we strive to be Christ-like, the more we develop a very unChrist-like characteristic: busyness!
Here is another thought provoking question, "Did Jesus rush around through His week?" Now stop and think. You would never think of Jesus as a busy person. In Scripture He never seems hurried or concerned about getting a lot done.
I can hear the corporate consultants now as they speak to Jesus, "You'd get a lot more done if you had more than twelve assistants. You really need to attend that council meeting in Capernaum if you want to make head way with the Pharisees! Why are you still here in Galilee? You're ministry would be so much bigger if you would move to Jerusalem."
If this thought is striking a cord with you, and you are feeling a bit overwhelmed because of "busyness," then I encourage you to take a moment and ask God to show you where you are too busy; then adjust your calendar accordingly!