This past weekend my cousin came by to visit and we chatted about careers, love, church and life. Lately, I’ve been reflecting on everything that I’m involved in and looking at revising my schedule to make time for things are a priority in my life.
I remember attending this workshop many many moons ago where the presenter asked us “how full is your plate?” We actually had a paper plate and had to write everything we were involved in on that plate. I remember looking at my plate and it was FULL. Back then, I didn’t know what to prioritize because I felt all of those things at that time were important. Someone needed me to do this because no one else could do. Someone asked me to help with that because I had the experience. But I didn’t think about the time, effort, and responsibility of having multiple tasks while trying to live life.
Do you remember the story of Martha and Mary when Jesus came to visit. Martha was so distracted with cleaning, serving, and household duties that she failed to see that none of those things were important as a visit from Jesus. Sometimes our life is so busy, we can’t see some important things that God has in store for us. Sometimes our life is so busy we even neglect the One who is most important to us.