Do you ever ask someone how they are doing and they answer, "I'm so busy"? I don't think this is a new response, and I'm even guilty of using it myself! Even with my Purposeful Planner, I still have laundry, dishes, shopping, kid's games, church, obligations, family, and MORE on my plate. I totally understand the word busy as a mom of 3. But if we aren't careful, busy becomes an excuse to put off the life giving moments of quiet. We need to create space for simplicity in the busyness to live a life of intention.
Life is meant to be lived simply whether we realize it or not. In our "yes" culture, we say yes to so many tasks, responsibilities, and roles. Before we know it, we are stretched beyond our capacity to give fully to any one thing in particular. Which often makes us tired and resentful of being involved in anything at all. God did not intend this for us! He meant for us to live richly by being present.
This starts by saying no, even to the good things. And yes, to the things that will allow us to create space to do what's good for our soul. Don't get me wrong. This isn't a call to be non-committed to anything! It is just as essential to having community, living disciplines, and enjoying life! My hope is that we all live with purpose behind everything we do and avoid living "in the busy."
Here are a few practical ways to create space for simplicity in the busy:
Our lives are meant to be lived. Not in the blur of busy so we can't remember our days. Yes, we need schedules, plans, and routines but make sure they are creating critical moments for your soul to receive what it needs!
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