Busyness does not equal godliness

BUSYNESS isn’t our goal. GODLINESS is.

It only takes 0.25 seconds to glance at my planner and become overwhelmed. So much to do, so little time.

And if I’m not careful, I start equating the *quantity* of things I do with *worth* in the kingdom of God. That is so far away from the truth!

If we are living our lives thinking we can *work* our way to salvation or even just to earn a title of “better Christian,” then we’ve missed the point of why Jesus came! Jesus didn’t come to make us busier people with longer to do lists who feel guilty that they didn’t get something done.

No, Jesus came so that we may be redeemed and have abundant life IN HIM. His yoke is easy and His burden is light (Matt 11:30). When we know Jesus, our striving becomes a delight because we are doing it in an effort to be sanctified. We want to look more like our Savior.

This doesn’t mean we won’t still have a lot going on or that we won’t have stressful moments. Rather, it shifts our motivation from busyness as a badge of pride to a gratitude in surrender that all we have and do belongs to God.

Will you join me in remembering that GODLINESS is our goal this week, not busyness? 

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