Can you believe it’s already the end of September? Fall is upon us. Christmas is just around the corner. I’ve barely accomplished my first of the year goals. I’ve been so busy with conferences, book releases, 01autumnand work. I’m sure you feel the same. Seems we’re all busier than ever these days.

Sometimes I find it difficult to find the opportunity to read my Bible and spend time with God. Other things have a tendency to get my priority. Most people are in the same boat. Kids, spouses, and illness take our time away. We all seem to be living our lives backward. Work too much for stuff. Not spending enough time enjoying things.

But God wants us to not only focus on Him, but He wants us to enjoy life as well. It’s hard in this technological age to turn off sometimes.  We work and push ourselves to the point of exhaustion then push God aside just so we have time to rest.

j0432728Psalm 127:2 states, In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat – for He grants sleep to those He loves. Why do we work so hard? Could it be vanity? We want the larger house, expensive car,
more money in our retirement accounts?

All this overwork causes worry and anxiety because we think we have to keep up with others which means more, more, and more. What it truly comes down is we don’t trust in God to take care of us. We end up looking to stuff to make us happy and secure.

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One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching – Gerard Way, Musician and Author

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A good balance between work and rest is needed. When you’re on your deathbed, your kids won’t even remember that new iPad you purchased for them. Wouldn’t it be better if they thanked you for showing them how to enjoy life?

And don’t forget, all that stuff you’re working so hard for, will only need to be replaced within a couple of years. None of it will last as long as memories with your kids or spouse. So take time to enjoy the rest of this year. Have some fun.iPad

But don’t forget to make God a top priority in your days. He’ll not only make your life more prosperous emotionally, but more joyful as well.

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