Wednesday, September 7, 2011

WHAT ARE YOU BUSY DOING?

This topic was inspired by the book, "Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working", by Craig Groeschel. While trying to complete all the tasks that we consider important, many times we neglect the people and things that are most important in life.  Instead of picking up the phone to call a friend, sister, or parent we send a text because we are pressed for time. You might say, "At least I was thinking about them." Were you sincerely concerned about that individual? Sometimes, we might have time, but after an exhausting day the last thing on your mind is picking up the phone to call someone. What if that was your last conversation with that person? Wouldn't you have rather had a more intimate conversation, than a quick lifeless text? You can't feel or hear the pain or happiness in someone's voice through a text. My mom, dad, and sister usually know when there is something wrong with me. They are able to sense it in my voice, something that can't be detected through a text. There are always five or ten minutes in a day to pick up your phone to call that loved one that you haven't talked to in a while. Our busy schedules often cause us to lose touch with family members and friends. We have become so busy that we are not aware of what is going on around us. Someone could be reaching out to you for help, but you are too busy to even recognize their cry for help. Relationships can be greatly impacted when other devices draw you away from the people that you love. People may feel like you don't care about them anymore. They may feel like they are being neglected and sometimes they may think that your affection is being applied elsewhere. Often we prioritize items based on what others do and say around us. Do you really have to partake in all those activities that you have faithfully implemented into your schedule?  The answer is no, but it can be very difficult to decide on what items need to be removed from your schedule. A good way to make a decision is to see if the activity is making a positive difference in someone's life including yourself? If you are not making a positive difference, then there is no need to waste any more time by continuing in that activity. Once you figure out what is really important in your life, you should notice a change. Now that you have finally prioritized some things differently you can go ahead and enjoy life.

3 comments:

  1. Ironically, I was just thinking to myself today about this exact topic. I was asking myself what was most important to me and i concluded that minstry/family, education and entrepreneurship.Mom

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