December 5, 2012
A caution to leaders during this busy season
Advent is the season of waiting—waiting and watching for the coming Savior. But waiting is a tough concept today. In our hyper-productive world, it too often feels like wasting time. So instead we busy ourselves with a multitude of things, telling ourselves we’re just keeping busy while we’re waiting. We hustle and bustle to get the decorations up, the presents wrapped, and the cards sent. We drive in circles around town while “enjoying” countless Christmas parties.
All the while, there’s a tiny voice in our head asking, Is busyness really all it’s cracked up to be?
In a season where everyone is tempted to take on more—especially small-group leaders—how do we bring our focus back to God?
In an article on ChristianBibleStudies.com, Tammy Whitehurst writes that she knew busyness was an issue in her life:
I discovered this after I found myself checking my appointment book to see if I could squeeze in lunch with my 18-year-old daughter. I knew then that I had to back up and take a good look at my priorities. The world would momentarily stop if something ever happened to her, so why can't I stop when she wants me to have lunch?
Read the rest of her article and take heart: there’s more to life than busyness.
posted by Amy Jackson on December 5, 2012 12:38 PM