It is the seemingly automatic response from so many I interact with these days. By simply asking the question, “how’s it going?”, the reply rarely varies. It comes from business executives, local law enforcement officers, traveling salesmen, stay at home moms, college students, and retirees. No matter what people do or where they do it, the feeling of each individual is the same…”BUSY”!

The ironic part is, for how irritated the response makes me, I find myself saying it all too often. Why is that? Why are we all feeling so busy, rushed, and overloaded? It seems I never have enough time to get done everything on my list, let alone have a desire to do. Yet I see other leaders getting done the important items every day.

While there are many reasons why we “cannot” get done certain things through the day, week or month there are at least “7 Things The Smartest Leaders Always Make Time For” that I am seeking to make time for each day as well. Carey Nieuwhof’s article is quite convicting, which is why I think he is on to something.

While we are all busy with many things this weekend. I pray and ask that you take time to pause, reflect, rejoice, and celebrate that there was someone who had infinitely more importance to His work, yet remained focused on His main task at hand almost 2,000 years ago. Jesus Christ had the entire world to sustain and uphold, yet He left His seat in heaven came to earth, lived the perfect life, was rejected, ridiculed, falsely accused, beaten, and crucified. He did all this so that we could know Him and spend eternity with Him rather than separated from Him by our sin.

Enjoy the article as always, but even more so this weekend, be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day to celebrate the greatest work God has ever done to set us free from our sin and give us hope of eternal life.

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