In recent times I have come across many people that are busy with performance, busy with measuring up to the worlds plumb line of success, busy people pleasing, wearing ‘busy’ like a badge, like it’s a status to be coveted. In prayer and pondering I asked the Lord to speak to me about this busyness… should I be more busy so as to soak in the success pool? Here’s what I believe He whispered; ‘they keep themselves ‘purposely busy’ while I have created you to be ‘busy about your purpose’, your purpose is to love and be loved, Kingdom success is measured by how well you love’. This brought such a peace to my soul, and reminded me of the words penned by Paul in 1 Corinthians 13;
The Way of Love
If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.
If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.
If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. (MSG Version)
August 28, 2014 at 10:41 pm
Beautiful post. I have found myself caught up in the ‘busyness’ lately as I’m a month into blogging and have it so inspiring that I’ve found myself unable to sleep at night. I’m either thinking over something I’ve read, someone’s struggle, or what I should share next. The only way to calm these thoughts is to hand them to Jesus. My mind has been struggling against allowing Him to calm me for over a week now. But last night, he whispered sweet peace and I slept in His arms, refreshed to follow where He leads today!
August 30, 2014 at 3:38 pm
Easy to get caught up in busyness Tammi 😉 Glad to hear you have come back into His peace… keep up the wonderful blogging but do it in His strength, not Tammi’s 😉 x