I’ve decided to break up with busy.
My schedule will not longer be the boss of me. I am going to learn to say no to distractions and time suckers to create a little more breathing room.
Instead of rushing out to meet my day, I want to slow down and really listen for the still small voice of Jesus.
Dirty dishes, laundry, and the email monster will not lure me away from lingering in my quiet time chair with my Bible in my lap.
I am determined.
I want be be best friends with Jesus, not my to-do list.
May the crazy voices in my head be silent so that I can hear His voice.
Less worry. More worship, please.
There just never seems to be enough time in my day to get everything done, so I am going to give up on checking chores off first. Let the dust bunnies run amok around the whole house as long as my whole spirit is in tune with my God.
Am I the only one who can’t seem to get a grip on all that I have to do?
If I have a clean house, my Bible is collecting dust. The sink is empty of dirty dishes, but my soul is somehow dry and barren.
I am hoping this is not just a Lyli thing. Is busy bossing you around at a your house, too?
Maybe like me, your life is crammed full of activity, and you just wish you could really slow down and rediscover the joy in your day.
If you are battling overly busy woman syndrome, I want to encourage you to put 3 very important items on your to-do list that will make a marked difference in your week.
3 Ways to Break Up with Busy
Relax Your Body
Your body needs rest. Setting aside time to recharge your weary bones must be on your to-do list. Slowing down, exercising, and sleeping are all essential to your well being.
- Take a nap.
- Sit outside and breathe deeply.
- Indulge in a bubble bath.
“God takes the side of the helpless; when I was at the end of my rope, He saved me. I said to myself, ‘Relax and rest. God has showered you with blessings. Soul, you’ve been rescued from death; Eye, you’ve been rescued from tears. And you, Foot, were kept from stumbling.’ I’m striding in the presence of God, alive in the land of the living!” (Psalm 116:6-9, MSG)
Refresh Your Spirit
Have a regular date with God away from all the noise. Make sure you make room in your day to “be still and know that He is God.” Open up your Bible and let the Word wash over you.
- Set aside time for silence and reflection.
- Take a walk and look for beauty.
- Listen to worship music and lift your hands to heaven.
“Let my passion for life be restored, tasting joy in every breakthrough You bring to me. Hold me close to You with a willing spirit that obeys whatever You say.” (Psalm 51:12, TPT)
Revitalize Your Soul
You need to drink up a little life in your inward man before you can serve others joyfully. Put the oxygen mask on first and breathe in nourishment. At least 15 minutes a day and one day a week, do something fun. Spend time with someone who encourages you if you are an extrovert, or engage in a solo activity that makes your heart come alive if you are in introvert.
- Read a novel and get lost in the story.
- Journal your thoughts and count your blessings.
- Head to the park with a friend and have a picnic.
“I will fully satisfy the needs of those who are weary and fully refresh the souls of those who are faint.” (Jeremiah 31:25, NET)
This month, I invite you to join me in a simple morning exercise to fix our focus on God and fight the need to always be busy.
I’ve created a one-page printable with simple sentence prayers and Scriptures to help you start your day. Download a copy and pray through these sweet promises every morning to help you break up with busy and listen for the voice of Jesus. Sign up today as a member of the Wildfire Faith Community and grab a copy in our Faith Fuel Library.
When we slow down and spend time with Jesus, He will help us filter our the junk that is robbing us of joy a and fill us with life and peace. A body surrendered to God is refreshed and ready to meet the day. Our spirit will be in tune with Him and sing His praises. Everyone around us will notice He’s given us an extra something something in our soul, and our lives will point to Jesus.
Life is sweeter when we break up wth busy and spend solo time with Jesus.
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