Is this not the battle within many of us?
We are buried and in over our heads with things to do, hurrying and scurrying around, trying to accomplish as much as we can in as little of time as possible.
I am the BEST at this! And that’s not something to be proud of.
I know that a buried and hurried life is not one to live. In fact, it isn’t life-giving at all. It’s filled with weight, guilt, stress, worry, and burdens. Now that too me, isn’t life-fulfilling. But I think that is what our culture screams at us to do. It tells us that the more we do, the more we will feel “accomplished.” The more we bury ourselves in our work and with things that are only earth-fulfilling, the more we feel buried and hurried.
This weekend I am able to take a step away from the everyday routine in life and join our sisters in Christ for a scrapbooking weekend. Even though I don’t scrapbook anymore, I do work on my digital books, but it also gives me a chance to reorganize my life a bit. In thinking about being laid up for a few weeks and having restrictions for a few months, it has made me take a step back. Something God knew I needed! I tend to live a buried and hurried life, trying to accomplish as much as I can in a day. Granted I love to be organized. But over the past few months, I’ve had to slow down, forcibly, thanks to my health. It has helped me slow down and appreciate the moment. The very moments I am appreciating this weekend. Moments to just take my time getting ready. Moments to take my time organizing our family pictures, remembering times of the past, but looking forward to the future. Moments that remind me that oh there is so much to life!
God gives us life abundantly. Everyday. And as I was sitting here thinking about the life I live, I realize I often live with a sense of urgency. Especially now. We have house projects we want to finish up before my surgery (so that I don’t have to stare at unfinished walls while recovering), but this too shall pass.
If you are in a buried and hurried state of life, you don’t have to make it forever. Life is busy. Duh, right? But let’s choose to not let the buried and hurried life of running around, with the weight of the world weighing us down, but fill our lives with Christ’s freeing power and guilt-free love for us.
Now that is a grace-filled, life-giving life!