Lazy? Not me. I’m busy. Up early, up late. My schedule is filled from beginning to end. I love what I do and I love getting stuff done. I attack a daily to-do list with the same intensity I play basketball. Me lazy? I don’t think so! Or at least I didn’t think so. That is, until I read about the difference between busyness and fruitfulness, and realized just how often my busyness was an expression of laziness, not diligence. I forget now who first brought these points to my attention. But the realization that I could be simultaneously busy and lazy, that I could be a hectic sluggard, that my busyness was no immunity from laziness, became a life-altering and work-altering insight. What I learned is that:
Busyness does not mean I am diligent
Busyness does not mean I am faithful
Busyness does not mean I am fruitful.........
Read the rest of the post at CJ Mahaney's blog
"The realization that I can be simultaneously busy and lazy, a hectic sluggard".....OUCH!
A hectic sluggard keeps ringing in my ears. This post hits home on many levels. I am always fighting for efficiency but often while running in circles. I so quickly forget the true priority and calling I have, which is God first and them my family. Even when I am serving my family I can be lazy which then causes a hectic scramble later that I will blame on everyone else. I also see where I lack love in how I do things because I was a sluggard and now need to catch up. Definitely plan to spend more time thinking and praying through this (while taking the fact that I have a newborn into consideration). I long to be fruitful not just busy and efficient. I always thought doing things in the fastest way was fruitful....not so sure anymore.
Does this ring true with anyone else?