Finding Peace in Life's Busyness
I’ve been spending most of my time recently in the library as I finish my semester. During my time sitting in the library, there is one thing I’ve constantly noticed as I overhear people talking, our culture is addicted to being busy even to the point of becoming stressed beyond belief. We don’t like the idea of not doing something all the time, so we become distracted with the little things in life and choose to become busy, rather than finding peace.
In today’s society, we continue to live in a world that is addicted to the feeling of a rush. As if we cannot be living without a second of doing something from the time we wake up in the morning until we fall asleep, busyness has taken over the culture.
We find busyness as an escape or a time filler to keep ourselves from finding rest in societal pressures. We are too focused, as a culture, on trying to use the 24 hours that we are given in a way that can satisfy us whether it is by adding so many activities outside of our studies to feel like we can build a perfect résumé or trying to fill the time to not be bored in life. This even has led so many people to cut out reading Scripture, praying, and prioritizing their relationship with God.
Have we, as a culture, found that Scripture was deemed too time-consuming to mix into our already busy lives? Are we too focused on trying to have a perfect résumé or try to fill the amount of time with activities to make our social life more exciting that we are "too busy" for God?
Until we desire to put our relationship with God, we will never find the peace that one can find in Christ. No matter the plan or program that you may use to fit into your schedule, you will truly not find peace until you truly to seek out the Lord.
So, going forward... how can you find peace in your busy schedule?
Simply prioritize Him. Find even five minutes to turn off your cell phone, grab your Bible, find a passage to read, and pray.
In John 16:33, Christ speaks to his disciples, saying "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." The Lord truly can bring you peace, even in the busyness of the world, if you prioritize Him. He is the only one who can overcome the busyness of the world.
As we go throughout the day, we must recognize that, without seeking rest in Him, we will never find peace in the busyness of society and the pressures put upon us.
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