Tag: Busyness Toxic
That’s why he’s called the prodigal—the one who was wasteful: “The younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living” (v. 13). Jesus goes on to say that this prodigal young man didn’t stop until “he had spent everything” (v. 14).
Staying busy has become a national obsession. We pack our calendars with appointments and entertainments, with importance and ambition, with need-to-dos and want-to-dos. Most of us carry a full load, our days filled with endless scurrying.
Do you have some truth to face? Is there something in your life that keeps you running harder and faster every year? If you feel driven by a schedule that seems to manage you instead of you managing it, could it be that you are allowing busyness to buffer you from facing some uncomfortable truth about your life or, more important, from hearing the voice of God? There are many reasons we let busyness drive our schedules, and pain is only one of them.