There is no way around it, we live in a place where the pace of life is go, go, go. For the most part, almost all of us get caught up in this pace of life and allow it to drive the pace of our own lives. In that, we do anything and everything we can to get by, and just survive.
When there are things to be done, we do them, regardless of how long it takes, how many other things we have to give up, or even how much it might cost us. Here's the thing: there will always be something that needs to get done. This is why the days go by quickly, and days turn in to weeks, and weeks in to months, and months in to years. We find ourselves so busy, so often that life is passing us by faster than we can even imagine.
How many of us can say we find ourselves or have found ourselves in this predicament? We know there are things to do, but at the same time, find ourselves longing to be less busy? When I think about how I spend my time, having Kenley has made me even more conscious of just doing whatever it is that needs to be done. Many things in life aren't really that pressing. If you wait a few hours or even hold off until tomorrow, the sun will still rise, and your to do list will still be there. Cherish the time that God has blessed you with. Enjoy the people in your lives, enjoy His creation, but most importantly, enjoy Him!
We read in Luke 10:38-42 the story of Mary and Martha. This is a passage that always speaks to me as I tend to lean towards doing rather than sitting and listening. As we go about our days, I think sometimes the Lord just wants us to sit. To sit at His feet and listen. To hear from Him. To glean from Him. To cherish and adore Him. It's not to say that we don't do these things, but there is something about being intentional to glean from the Lord. Does He want us to be used and to serve Him? Of course He does. He also wants us to know what's important! Jesus responds to Martha who has asked Him about Mary, who is just sitting at His feet listening, saying, "'Martha, Martha,' the Lord answered, 'you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.'"
There are things that the Lord wants to truly bless us with, one of them being His constant presence in our lives. If we do not take the time to acknowledge Him, we are going to miss out on so much because we are just too busy doing whatever it is we've deemed important. Sometime this week, I encourage you to sit, be still, and ask the Lord to speak to you. Don't be so caught up by the things on your to do list, because I know that no matter what that list might say, you'll be blessed by spending intentional time with the Lord. Just do it!