Sony’s Thoughts: Too Busy Serving?
This is conference season for the ministry I work for. From March 1 through last weekend, we were at a different convention every weekend. We now have two weeks off before we hit the road again. Since we’ve been home, I’ve had nights of not sleeping well so I’ve had a lot of sleep to catch up on. In the midst of all this, I’ve been reminded how easy it can be to “serve God” but yet be too busy for Him.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t let one day go by where I don’t pray and, with the app on my phone, I can usually find time to read a chapter from the Bible. It’s not the same, though, as uninterrupted, quality time with my Father. There is a grace on the road. I know I’m doing what God has called me to do, and I acknowledge Him and praise Him as I get a few slow minutes here and there. At the same time, it’s important to remember that God still desires all I have to give Him, and there is no excuse not to make extra time to be alone with Him when I get home.
I share this because I know a lot of ministry leaders read this, but I suppose this really applies to everybody. Whether you are a pastor, singer, evangelist, office worker, housewife, etc., don’t neglect to take the time to hear from your Heavenly Father. He has something He wants to speak to you. It may be a word of encouragement, a caution, some direction, maybe even a rebuke but it is worth listening. We cannot tell others how to live a Godly life if we are not doing everything we can to live Godly as well.