I’m too Busy!

August 25, 2022 by  
Filed under Daily Devotions

By Gillis Killam –

Over and over I have heard the excuse, “I’m too busy!” In fact, I have used it myself at times when I didn’t want to attend to something. I think there is a tendency to say “I’m too busy” and feel justified using that as an excuse. It is like saying, “I have a right to be really busy” even when there is something or someone that needs attention; our family for instance. In have read about incidents where people were even too busy to help someone who was dying.

Some people are “too busy”; but this can be an excuse to not be involved with what God desires: helping a needy person, teaching a class, going to prayer meeting and Bible study. This is a very destructive pattern because there is an ulterior motive driving us to prove we are very important. We may feel insecure, and this becomes a way to prove our own significance.

I remember a very busy man who carried many responsibilities in his pastoral ministry as well as outside the pastorate; yet he never seemed to be in a hurry. He had time to stop and talk to a neighbor on the street, when others would have passed by; he had time for his family and the needs of his congregation. I worked closely with him and never once did I hear him say, “I’m too busy.” Yet he accomplished so much in his lifetime. I realized that he took time with the Lord and lived close to God, listening for His voice to guide him in all his decisions.

We don’t increase time by neglecting our time spent with the Lord in prayer & meditation. The Psalmist exclaimed this importance when he said:

“Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies” (Psalms 119:97-98 NIV).

Prayer: Oh God, thank you for the Bible –the everlasting resource of Your Word.

About Gil Killam

Gil Killam was born in New Brunswick, Canada and served as pastor in 4 pastorates in Saskatchewan & Alberta, Canada. Gil is married to his wife Lorna and they have 5 children, 14 Grandchildren and 5 great grand children. He is a graduate of Eston College with a Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree. He also served President of his denomination. Gil enjoys golfing and reading in his spare time.
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One Response to “I’m too Busy!”
  1. Cyn Rogalski says:

    Great article. I’m taking “busy” out of my vocabulary. Thank you.

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