Life can be stressful or a bit overwhelming at times. Job, family, and an array of other responsibilities may all be vying for your time and attention. During these times, we often say "if there were only more hours in a day." Because we are so busy, we often go to McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's etc. and habitually eat fast food to accommodate our ultra fast paced lifestyle, not cognizant of the fact that the food is equivalent to GARBAGE and is destroying our health.
I submit to you that there are times in our lives that we are just TOO BUSY. Moreover, busyness can be a ploy of the enemy to derail our relationship with God. A sure fire way to know if you are in an "ungodly busy state" is to asses whether or not you have PEACE. This is important because God is not the author of confusion, stress, or weariness. If you are stressed, anxious, nervous, or confused during your busy state, STOP and meditate upon this scripture:
Isaiah 40:30-31 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who (hope, wait, trust) in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (NIV)
The message translation says it like this: For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, they run and don't get tired, they walk and don't lag behind.
These scriptures point out the importance of waiting, hoping and trusting in the Lord. Isaiah points out that when we wait (hope, trust, depend) on the Lord, it results in our strength being renewed. It results in us soaring on wings like eagles. Not only that, but when we expend energy tending to our various responsibilities, we won't get tired or faint.
Now waiting isn't a stagnate action. It is a posture or AWARENESS of God's presence in ALL that we do. Many times, when we are too busy, we are not aware of God's presence that leads and guides us into his will for our lives. Instead we are focused on ourselves and ALL THAT WE HAVE TO GET DONE.
I encourage you today to be constantly aware of God's presence in your life. When you are, the Lord can lead and direct you in all that you do, instead of you leading and directing yourself in a non peaceful and stress filled state of busyness.
Stop operating in your own strength, wait on the Lord as Isaiah 40:30 says, then..........
Soar like the eagle you were designed to be!