Why do I do the things I do? Am I busy doing what God has called me to do, or am I doing what I do to look important, to be busier than anyone else, etc.?
A devotional in Journey magazine suggested that some of us have made our busyness a prideful thing. (Ouch!) We want to say I do this, I do that, or I'm busier than you. The devotional also suggested that some of us are busy because we have an unconscious need to feel important. (Ouch!)
Many of us are too busy at times, especially as we near Christmas. "But God doesn't want us to be so busy that we are overwhelmed." (Journey, December 2, 2009)
I don't know about you, but I have certainly been so busy at times that I have felt overwhelmed. It is time to take account of how we use our time. We need to ask ourselves: Why do I do this or why do I do that? Is it something to feed my ego or is it something God has called me and equipped me to do? Am I doing this for the right reasons? Am I too busy to spend time alone with God?
Our prayer might be to ask God to show us what He wants us to do with our time. Ask Him to help us get our priorities right in this area. Each of us has the same amount of time - 24 hours each day. How we choose to use those hours makes the difference.
I desire to use my time in obedience to Him, not so I can feel important or to feed a prideful spirit. This requires some time at the feet of Jesus, listening and then doing what He tells me to do.