Thursday, July 21, 2005

 

Slowing Down

"Idle hands are the devils tools" People who subscribe to this theory suppose that it is better to be occupied than unoccupied on the assumption that if you don't have something constructive to do you will find something destructive to fill the time, or conversely, they suppose that if you're predisposed to doing bad things you can quell that behavior by staying so busy that you don't have time to indulge that behavior. While I would agree that this is definitely true, I would go on to point out the downfall of being busy; the neglecting of one's spiritual walk. Why is it that for many Christians (myself included) whenever things get really hectic the first thing to go is devotional time, or prayer time? Sometimes you just need to slow down and prioritize. You also need to rest or you'll burn out. It just doesn't make sense that when life is really coming at you, during a time when you should probably lean on God the most, that is when he is most likely to fall by the wayside.

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