Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Am I Too Busy Being Busy?

I read a really interesting post the other day. It was written back in March but I just caught it in my twitter stream recently and it caught my eye. It was titled "Busy-ness", written by jscottsmith (aka @sarcasticxtian). You can read it for your self here.

Anyway, I found it's perspective quite unique and a bit of a "toe-stomper" as we say in the South. I way too often consider myself too busy to take on much more than what is already on my plate. After all I work 50 - 60 hours a week, I have a wife and four children, I am actively involved in my church, blah, blah, blah. What I am trying to say, actually re-iterating the point made in Mr. Smith's post, is that I am busy; busy defined as busy making time for exactly those things I want to make time for.  After all, even with all the "busy-ness" listed above I still find time to tweet, read, write, watch TV, ride my 4-wheeler, etc. I am busy choosing what I want to do - and consequently what I don't want to do.

I guess it really hit home today because it was one of THOSE days at work. I was busy - all day long! I got so much accompished. Really, more than I thought possible. But then again, it was a have-to situation. Project deadlines. Fourth and long! Bases Loaded!

But it got me to thinking. Why do I not participate in life at that full, game-on level all the time? Do I give 100% at work every day? Do I engage my family with that same spirit? Do I live for Jesus with that same vigor? Do I serve Jesus with that same level of energy? I'd like to answer 100% yes - but I can't.

What do you think? Are you too busy? I'd really like some insight on this one.....please comment.

Ecclesiastes 3:17 (NIV)

I thought in my heart, "God will bring to judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time for every deed."


  1. Hey Drew - Thanks for the mention! I appreciate your thoughts on it as well. Your description of your own busy-ness sounds all too familiar! I'm not sure if I'll ever learn, but I find it's a subject worth revisiting often.

    Scott (@sarcasticxtian)

  2. Oh wow. Great point.
    Introspection begins...