Be Fruitful

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Being overly busy seems to be a widespread epidemic. We are too busy to spend time with God. We are too busy to catch up with family and friends, just assuming they will always be there (hint: they won’t). We are too busy to effectively manage our household or nurture our marriages. We are too busy to invest in our health. You get the point.

Having recently been the frequent giver and recipient of this overused excuse, I began pondering its truthfulness. I say “excuse” because, in reality, that is often what it is … just an excuse … “a plea offered in extenuation of a fault or for release from an obligation or promise.” You see, the truth is, we make time for what is important to us … like parking ourselves in front of the television for hours to mindlessly watch a lot of garbage, scrolling aimlessly through social media so we do not miss out on the latest gossip or the opportunity to post or comment about things that have absolutely no bearing on our lives, or feverishly pinning crafting projects, home decorating ideas, or recipes we promptly forget about.

I believe it is important that we take an honest inventory of where we are spending our time. Are we busying ourselves with things that really do not matter? Remember, Jesus called us to be fruitful, not busy. Maybe it is time we cut away the branches that are not bearing fruit.

© 2017 by Kelli Hammond Mills. All rights reserved.

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