I have always and still do believe that busyness is state of mind. We choose to think that we are busy. I have always preferred to think of my life as full. That is because almost every time I have verbally expressed that I’m busy, it’s because I’m frustrated. So I decided that since my days are usually stuffed with too many things to possibly get done, I’ve decided that they are full, not busy. For me, thinking of my life as full allows me to stuff one more thing into it, especially when it’s an important thing. I hate putting true needs off because I’m too “busy” to help someone out. If someone needs me that day, and I say “I’m too busy”, that just doesn’t seem right to me. I rarely turn down a true need, no matter how “busy” I think I am, especially if it can involve ice cream. LOL! I don’t how many things have been solved over a good ice cream done at our local dairy. I thank God that my life is full because that means it’s full of people and relationships. Plus fullness is a Biblical term. Busy….not so much. God is a God of fullness. He does everything completely. The whole earth is full of His glory! I like the word, and I like thinking of my life in those terms.
Yes, I do get frustrated from time to time, more so since I have to be at work 9 hours a day, but when I really sit down and think about it, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Some things that I thought were necessary really aren’t. They are just some standard that I have set for myself, or I have been challenged in by someone else who has never walked a mile in my shoes. I’ve stopped comparing myself to others. I just allow God to order my day and He fills it full and with His fullness all at the same time. What could be better than that?