Busy, Busy, Busy!!
Students are back to the grind of pursuing their education. Teachers are back to the grind of instructing the aforementioned students. Anyone who thinks that this is a 4 or 5 day a week, 7 hour a day activity, is kidding themself. In addition to the regular grind, there are extra activities to consider. There is the open house in the evenings and on weekends, there is teacher lesson planning and student homework in the evenings and on weekends, and after school jobs. Don’t forget practice. There is band and choir practice, debate or forensic practice, drill team and cheerleader, rodeo practice. Then there is the science club, yearbook club, journalism, math, scholars bowl, and student council. The all-important sports; tennis, golf, swimming, volleyball, baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, and football have practices every day. Each of these activities must have their performances. Friday night football! Wait, there is football on Monday night, Thursday night, and even Saturday. There are all kinds of performances at all kinds of times and places. Then there are the most exhausting activities, relationships, the BFF dynamic, boyfriend or girlfriend dynamic, the group or clique dynamic, and the parent, student and teacher dynamic. I get tired just thinking about all of it. I am glad that Sandra and I have launched all our children into life. But, now we are grandparents and it starts all over again.
Luke 10:39–42 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
Life gets busy, too busy, sometimes. We are “Blood Bought Born-again Children of the King” (BBBCK). Our values are; #1 GOD, #2 Family, #3 work/play....in that order. Anytime we choose to be busy, away from our GOD, we are being rebellious. Even if what we are doing seems to be good, as in Martha’s case. “Satan’s effective tool to keep BBBCKs away from God is Busyness”.
I am not telling you what to do, I am giving you truths to help you choose. Will you be a Mary or a Martha?
One of the questions I ask of myself in choosing is, “In light of eternity, does this matter”?