Too many people these days are so busy. If you ask them how they are, they are always busy, harried, rushed and in a hurry running from one errand to another, from one project to another, from one goal to another. Gone are the days of just dropping by someone's house to visit. Now you have to schedule weeks in advance.
I got into the busy trap. I had three kids in diapers and one in middle school. My husband was working two jobs and away in meetings a lot in the evening. I was his proverbial errand boy on top of taking care of the kids. Twice a day I would bundle the three little ones up in snow suits, boots, hats and mittens and put them in their car seats. That took half an hour. Then I would drive 5 minutes to the school to either drop my oldest off or pick her up. I was also teaching close to 20 piano lessons a week. I was always "busy!" Busy became a negative lifestyle to me and I found myself complaining and whining a lot of the time.
So I made a decision. Instead of thinking that I was busy, I decided to look at my life as full instead. I still did the same things but with a different attitude. Busyness made me negative. Fullness impliec blessing and contentment so when I thought of my life as full, I felt a sense of purpose and blessing. At the end of the day, I could look back at all I had gotten done instead of regretting all that I didn't get done, like I did when I saw my days as busy. I could pray in the morning and ask the Lord to fill my day. When I laid down at night, I could rest in the knowledge that He had and that He was pleased. It made a huge difference for me.
Busyness was often self-imposed or culture imposed responsibilities that presented themselves as necessity. Fullness was whatever God decided to fill my time with. Fullness allowed me to trust God's timing in everything and to believe that I had walked in His timing for my day.
God always has a plan and in the fullness of time, He brings seasons into our lives for us to walk through. He is always in control. He knows what He is doing. They may be busier than the season before and for that there is grace and strength to endure. They may be slower seasons that cause us to wonder if we are missing His plan or being lazy, but we can rest knowing that He has a plan and in the fullness of His time, everything will make sense. And we will be grateful. What a peaceful way to live. Walking with God. Living life in the fullness He provides, whatever that may look like. And being content.
Today I am thankful for fullness.