Friday, October 10, 2014

Addicted

"Time pressure and deadlines pull you in many directions, and the adrenaline rush of a busy life can be addicting.  Your mind needs rest and renewal.  Come and worship Me in a quiet place, and there  you will find refreshment for your spirit, soul and body.  Allow Me to show you a healthier pace for your life."  -excerpt from The 30-Day Praise Challenge by Becky Harling


I've been slowly working through the book, The 30-Day Praise Challenge.  (Twice as long as I should be.)  Anyway, the above devotion really hit home with me.  I just never thought about being addicted to BUSY.  For moms, this is really hard.  We have so much to do and so many responsibilities.  Yet, how many things do I let crowd out "the most important thing".  Guilty as charged.  

I get to this time of year and I'm struggling with balancing celebration with grief.  So many mixed emotions.  I try to stay busy to keep from thinking too much. Then sickness hits the kids and I'm forced to be home for a few days.  Away from the busy.  When I take stock of the day's events, I'm left wondering what I actually accomplished.  

I'm reminded that just like I can be addicted to chocolate, watching television, surfing the web; I can be addicted to the frantic pace of producing and accomplishment.  Sometimes, we just need to take a long, slow breath and another and another.  Breathing in the sweet goodness of the Lord and breathing out all the worries, stresses and need "to do."  

Such a hard lesson, but such a needed one! 



Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.  
Mark 6:31

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