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Blessings in Busyness

How to overcome the distractions and turn your thoughts to God

Returning to routine after the craziness of the New Year can make life feel normal again. However, schedules quickly fill with the kids’ sports games, church functions and enough work from the office to keep you busy all evening.

Suddenly, you barely have time to catch your breath.

Falling into a routine of busyness can leave you feeling stressed and pulled in a hundred different directions. When frustration and exhaustion take over during this season, how do you search for the blessings each day?

Finding blessings in the midst of balancing everything on the schedule can almost feel like another task on the to do list. Today’s society screams instant gratification and throws guilt our way when we try to relax from work. It can feel as if the busyness of each day holds nothing but assignments to complete and no time to even think about anything else.

Blessings, however, come in all different forms. Sometimes you don’t have to search for them, you just have to be willing to look in the right direction.

  • Find a moment to be still. Psalm 46:10 says to “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” When you make time to sit in the presence of the Lord, you exalt his name. You also set yourself up for a more relaxing day, no matter how busy.
  • Carry Scripture written on index cards. This provides you with a way to refresh your spirit when you’re on the go.
  • Keep a notepad with you, and whenever you feel thankful for something, write it down for yourself. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says to “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” If you make a habit of writing down what you are thankful for, then finding blessings throughout your day will grow easier and easier.
  • Make time for fun. At SpringHill we work hard and play hard. We know that community together is important, and it takes time to share a meal, play a game or have an intentional conversation, but it’s essential. When you work hard, you have to play hard.

God is always providing ways for you to feel refreshed. Don’t allow life to get so busy that you miss out on these blessings. The busyness we endure not only distracts us from our families, friends, church community and neighborhood, but it ultimately distracts us from our relationship with Jesus.

Starting today, make it a point to find the blessings in your life. When stress takes over, step back, take a breath and turn your thoughts to Christ, the only one who can bring you through this season of busyness.

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