Sony’s Thoughts: Serving God or Staying Busy

The ministry I work for has just entered the conference season which keeps me very busy. I feel blessed to be able to serve the Lord and see lives touched and hearts changed but I’m also aware of how easy it is to be busy doing God’s work and yet become too busy to spend time with the God I profess to love. In relationship with anyone, it’s impossible to maintain a very close friendship if you never have time for each other. It’s no different with God.

When you become too busy to spend quality time with Him, you’re way too busy. After all, if you’re a child of God, it’s Him you’re to be serving. How do you know you’re doing what He wants you to do if you never ask Him? Do you really think you can accomplish anything without His help? Sometimes we act as if we can handle it and then report to Him everything we’ve done “in His name.” I wonder if those are the folks who will hear, “Depart from Me. I never knew you.”

I’m challenging myself as I challenge all of you. Don’t become too busy “serving God” that you lose the blessing of continually drawing near to the God who has called you. The fact that He chose you out of millions of people is a huge privilege but He can easily call someone else. Or He may choose to keep using you but you may find yourself burning out and losing focus. I don’t think it’s an accident that many in ministry fall into sin. They’ve lost the closeness they used to have with the Master. Don’t let that be true for you.

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  1. Good post…. and very true!

  2. Ditto: Every time I think of this topic, I am reminded of this song: It isn’t SG, but the message is good.

    • I like that song too. A great reminder.

  3. Good reminder good song!