Are you busy? Are you tired? Are you stuck and joyless?
Brandon asks a question that I think all of us ask from time to time:
The question I had to ask myself was, why am I doing all these things I do and where are my priorities?
More importantly, what is the underlying motivation for my busyness and why does it sometimes sap my joy?
He found what many of us discover when we stop to ask ourselves the above questions:
I had taken my eyes off of God and put them on myself. I put the duties of family life, work, school, and ministry ahead of glorifying God with my heart. I had forgotten, somehow, that I was created by God to be conformed to the image of Jesus (Romans 8:29). I lost sight that this was the real reason behind everything he calls me to.
He reveals a warped perspective that is all too common in our lives
“Many of us treat time as a commodity to be recycled rather than a gift to be appreciated. We act like we own time rather than realizing that we’ve been given time.”
Finally he offers a way out of being unstuck and regaining joy in your life:
How do we get unstuck when our joy is fractured? Or better yet, how do we avoid getting stuck in the first place?
First, remember that God is in control. He will not leave you, and he is not surprised by your struggles.
Second, pray for a heart that desires God’s glory, not your own. This is constantly the hardest but most rewarding step.
Third, prioritize your time. Do not let work get in the way of your devotion to Christ and family. Find creative ways to manage your time or destroy things that cut into serving God and those he’s put in your life. It’s worth it.
The whole article The Joy of Getting Unstuck is more than worth your time today if you find yourself extremely busy in life.