Monday, August 01, 2005

Too Busy?

I tend to be a very busy person rushing around and doing all sorts of things and activities. They are good things to do like taking care of my house, cooking and baking for my husband, church activities, sewing, etc. My husband laughs and asks if I ever take a break just to chill out . He says that he is tired just watching me! Sometimes I think he isn't busy enough while he thinks I'm the other extreme.
Well, we just returned from a trip to visit my family. He met some of my family for the first time and spent alot more time with those he had only met briefly before. He soon came to the conclusion that I come by this "busy-ness" honestly! While sitting and visiting, my mom, grandma and aunt all had crocheting in their hands. When going about the house, they are scheduled, efficient and purposeful. He understands now why, even when I sit down, I like to have something to do in my hands- a book to read, recipes to copy, hand sewing to do, lists to make, fingernails to file- something!
It is good to be busy. After all, "Idleness is the devil's workshop." But, I wonder... can I be too busy? Am I able to quiet my mind and focus on what is truly important? Do I turn off the radio and the TV so I can be alone with my thoughts and think about God and hear what He is saying? Today I want to make an effort to, at least for a few moments, do what God says in Psalms 46:10: "Be still and know that I am God..."


esther said...

Must have the same blood running through our lines. I can stay way busy too. Sometimes I am scared I am to busy to take the time with the kids that I should. BTW, Happy Birthday!

kathryn said...

Yep, same blood!!!! Well, the Dr. efficiently enlisted my husband and has put me on bedrest for a week, we can't have the baby on low fluids...of course, Husband the Enforcer, has not been happy about cooking for himself and me, and says I am grouchy--but thinks it is a good way to get me to slow down...I really don't know how I am going to get thru the rest of the week...its been 30 hrs and I am being driven crazy with all this inactivity...lying in bed...there's my agenda for at least a week