I've been thinking lately about how the speed of our lives impacts those around us. We all seem to be busy and pushed by schedules- in the home and workplace and sometimes too in our churches and personal endeavors. We seem to be constantly pulled in multiple directions and time becomes a rare and precious gem, which we like to store for ourselves. Don't get me wrong, we absolutely need 'me' time and the truth of the matter is that we probably don't get enough of that either, but I wonder what the cost of over-scheduled lives is.
I wonder if you, like me, find yourself catching up with friends who you are so looking forward to seeing but barely taking in what is being shared, or in your trained multi-tasking ways find yourself thinking in the back of your minds about the next important decision to be made or problem to be solved or maybe just when you can have some rest for yourself. I know I struggle with this. How often now do we stop everything and give ourselves fully to someone else when they need us or just want us around? How often are out minds engaged on one thing at a time?
A dear friend is staying with us at the moment from Queensland and we've been talking about seasons in life. There is a time for everything. Do you also believe that there is a time for some friendships? I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts... Thanks for letting me ramble!
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