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There is no two ways about it. I’ve always been more of a “get things done” rather than “go with the flow” kind of person. I have a tendency to overfill my plate and stretch myself too thin. But I’m currently in a season where I feel like God is telling me cut the excess, slow down, and just really dig in to intentional living. And you know what? I actually feel like I can breathe.
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a zillion times…”I’m so busy. I can’t even fathom doing one more thing,” or “I have things piling up at work, and don’t even get me started about home.” Now, raise your hand if you’ve never made any of those statements. Yes, I hear those crickets. We have all been there and made those statements, but what is it about life that makes us think we have to be so busy all the time?
The truth is there is a difference between being busy and being productive. And, in an effort to live a more content life, I have had to make choices that rule out busyness in an effort to achieve productiveness. Have you?
I know, I know. It’s not an easy task, and no one likes to have to say “no” to doing that good thing or even the other fun activity. But, when it comes down to it, are you doing those things because they add to your life, to your mission? Or, are you simply doing them because you feel guilty if you don’t, or because someone (most of the time that little voice in your head) has convinced you that it’s the “right thing to do”? Continue reading