Friday, September 17, 2010

Just say no

Most of us are too busy. I know, that may be the understatement of the year, but it's like the elephant in the room that nobody talks about.

Well, I'm talking about it. We're too busy.

Now, this wouldn't be that big of a deal if all it led to was greater stress, more heart attacks and less fulfillment out of life. Actually, those do make it a big deal.

But what makes it even worse is that busyness keeps us from God. We're too distracted. We don't have time for God.

I would go so far as to say that I think busyness and distractions that come about because of busyness keep more people from God in our culture than anything else.

So what's the solution. To steal a line from the anti-drug campaign: Just say no. You've got to say no to some things.

The writer of Hebrews says, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. (Hebrews 12:1 NLT).

The weights that he's talking about aren't bad things. They are good things. But they aren't the best things.

You need to say no to some good things in order to say yes to the best things. Craig Groeshel says that "Just because you could do something doesn't mean you should do something."

So, what do you need to say no to? You're too busy. You know that. And as a result you're missing out on God. You need to do whatever it takes to make time for God.

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