Since when do we not have the time for the important things in life? Since when do we not even have the time to call a friend, to shoot over an encouraging email or just sit down with our friends and family without an alternative agenda? Since when did we let life take over?
I got my hair cut last night and the girl (we’ll call her Megan) who was cutting my hair talked to me about her job. She told me that one of the girls she used to work with quit because it was interfering with her personal life. Megan went on to say how ridiculous this other girl was and that in order to make a living, we have no personal life. Our jobs take over and our personal life suffers. At first, I agreed with her. It’s true. We work, work, work.. leaving less time for the important things in life. But.. the more I thought about it.. the more I was troubled by what we had discussed.
Why is it that we fill our lives with work and responsibilities so much so that we end up having less time for the things that really matter? We fill our days with so much stuff that needs to get done that we end up not enjoying and truly living life. Living life isn’t about going through the motions. I bet if you stopped right now.. you could think of at least one thing that you’d like to do today. And most likely, it’s gonna be something simple… like take your dog on a walk, send an encouraging note to a friend, take dinner to a family in need, spend some alone time with your spouse, call a friend or relative who lives far away, spend some much needed alone time in worship with God, read a book with your children.. I could go on forever. But by the time you get home tonight, life will again take over. Dinner will need to be fixed, laundry will need to be done, errands will need to be accomplished..
But why…? Why not let it wait? Continue reading