From Busyness to Business

     Have you ever had a really busy day, but at the end of it wondered what you really did? The truth is we all have.  Yet, today, I am keenly aware of the fact that we must turn from days of busyness to getting down to the Father’s business. I know the Father’s business sounds really daunting but don’t panic. It may help if you think of it as effective business management of all the areas of your life. You are the Father’s business. Your purpose and the things you are to accomplish are important to Him.  So today, ask your self the question, “Do I consistently focus on the things that are most important or am I a slave to an exhaustive “to-do” list?”  Checking things off your list proves that you are efficient.  Checking the right things off your list in proper order proves that you are effective. 
     Today, the cry is to move from a life of excessive busyness to an effective, fulfilling life. Excessive busyness can cause stress and frustration. Busyness can rob you of joy, passion, and fulfillment.  Yet, effective and proper management of the business of your life can ignite passion and bring a genuine sense of satisfaction.
     You can even think of it in terms of the principle of sowing and reaping.  God desires that you reap spiritually, physically, and materially from your efforts.  Busyness hinders that because you are not properly sowing your time, energy, and efforts in fields that will produce a harvest. 
     Today, decide to slay the enemy of busyness. Choose to concentrate your efforts on those things that are most important. Focus on those things that are solidly aligned with your goals, purpose, and the divine will of God for your life. 
     I leave you with a quick prioritization exercise to help you get started. First, set your goals for the day.  Then rank them in order of importance to you.  Next put each “to-do item” under a goal. Those items that fall under goal one are most important and those under goal two are secondary, and so on. This exercise should help you find immediate focus and direction. Remember focusing your efforts is important to moving from “overwhelmed to perfect peace.”   

Be Blessed Today and Always,

MC

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