Too Busy? Hmmm . . .
Look carefully then how you walk . . . making the best use of the time,
because the days are evil—Ephesians 5:15-16
When sacred opportunities come—opportunities to listen, to care, to encourage, to serve, to give, to tell others about our faith—we men often use a tactic called “too busy, right now.” We say the words out loud, sometimes. More often, we say them to ourselves and just keep moving.
We then rationalize the dodge by using a second tactic, one called “make up for it later.” That is, we imagine ourselves jumping into other, similar opportunities, eventually—when things slow down a bit maybe.
God knows we’re busy. He sees how busy we are, right now. And He calls us still. You see, these sacred opportunities don’t come by chance. He places them carefully in front of us. He knows we’re busy . . and He knows what He’s doing.
He knew what He was doing when he called Simon and Andrew, when the brothers were busy fishing (Mark 1:16-18). He knew what He was doing when He called James and John, when those brothers were busy mending nets (Mark 1:19-20). He knew what he was doing when He called Levi, when Levi was busy collecting taxes (Mark 2:14). He knows what He’s doing when He calls us too, even when we’re busy. He doesn’t wait because He knows our time is scarce. He knows that we have none to waste.
From my friends at WIRE….gatherministries.com