I'm busy. Like you, I've got a hundred things going on between family and church and work and all the in between. Let me be the first to say that all of these things are absolute gifts from God. He has been amazingly kind to me and I'm genuinely thankful.
But I get tired.
Plain and simple, sometimes I just get tired. In the fast-paced world we live in, I think we can all get over-extended and under-rested at times. Technology allows us to get things done quicker but also gives us more reasons to get distracted. In some ways, it's a vicious cycle.
The question I had to ask myself was, why am I doing all these things I do and where are my priorities?
More importantly, what is the underlying motivation for my busyness and why does it sometimes sap my joy? Here’s a simple attempt to answer this question from a recent experience, and hopefully it will direct you away from getting stuck like I did.
[Read the rest of the article at Desiring God.]