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Is busyness in your life crowding God out?

Updated: Feb 14, 2022

I’ve been thinking a lot about faithfulness lately.

By faithfulness, I don’t mean “full of faith” – I mean holding fast to what you know & being committed to serving God every day.

I often have to remind myself, sometimes daily, to ask God what He wants from me today and how I can glorify Him. It’s not about my agenda, my plan, or my list of tasks. Do you ever find yourself caught up in the busyness of life moving from task to task so fast that you lose sight of who you are serving or why you are doing whatever it is you are doing?

God has gifted me to be an organizer, a planner, a list-maker. Sometimes those gifts are used for good. Sometimes I get absorbed by my “to-do” list and need to remind myself that I serve the God of the universe. Maybe, just maybe, He has something else for me today than what is on my “to-do” list.

It’s in the times that I slow down a bit, focus on God, and actually go to Him in prayer to ask “What is it you want from me today?” that I get really centered.

Stress and worry fade away in light of eternity and the reality of Who I serve.

That’s where faithfulness comes in. Am I being faithful to what God wants from me? Am I being faithful to what I know He has asked of me (to be a God-honoring father, husband, co-worker, friend)? Do I actually thank Him for how he has wired me and am I being a good steward of how he has gifted me? Or, am I just running along day after day focusing on my “to-do” list, all the while losing sight of what God has for me?

Paul told the Corinthians that “a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:2). His context was preaching the Gospel.

What is your context?

What has God put you “in charge of”?

Are you being faithful in that context?

Do you regularly seek Him in prayer and then follow in obedience to what you know is true?

For me, faithfulness looks like: slowing down to seek Him in prayer, being obedient to what I already know He wants from me, and being willing to adjust or even throw out my “to-do” list any given day when His still small voice tells me to.

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