"Save the multi-tasking for the things that don't deserve your full energy." - Corey S.
Words from my longtime friend, Corey. He's full of great wisdom and insight, especially when it comes to business and advertising. While the context of this quote didn't relate to spirituality, that's how I perceived it.
Between prayer life, meditation, Scripture studies, pregnant wife, spousal responsibilities, physical health and full-time job; my life is wildly busy. Juggling all of my responsibilities takes up every minute I'm awake.
I've realized that, while I'd love to invest the same energy into all of these things, that just isn't possible. I have to prioritize where my energy goes.
I refuse to let my walk with Christ and my marriage have any part of my "to-do list." Those two things require my uninterrupted attention. Focusing can be a battle, but it's a must with these two.
"You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart." - Jeremiah 29:13
If I were to paraphrase Jeremiah 29:13, it would say "Focus! Focus! Focus!"
It will make you a better spouse, friend, and coworker. Starting everyday in
solitude with God doesn't make balancing the other things easy but it equips you with a mindset to endure and persevere with love.
Make time with God mandatory. If you're so busy that you can't make this time, reorganize your schedule to allow it. If your schedule still won't permit it, cut into your sleep. Get up at 4 a.m. if you have to.
Start your day uninterrupted and in the Word. That's the key to the proverbial "good life."