Activity Addiction

One of the things I struggle with now and then is an addiction to activity. Isn’t that the culture we live in today? Do we sometimes get overwhelmed with doing stuff — stuff that, when we stop and think about it, is probably more urgent than important?activity

When I was driving home from a meeting recently, I thought to myself, “I really don’t have enough ‘me time’.” My days are slammed with things to do, I told myself. It seems like I’m going full speed all day till I crash at night. AND I’M RETIRED! What’s the deal?

One thing I’ve noticed about Jesus when I read the Bible: He was never in a hurry. His responses always seemed measured, never hurried, never delayed. His unhurried manner had a calming effect on people. He did hesitate to respond one time. In John 8 the Jews brought Him a woman caught in adultery. They said Moses’ law required the woman be stoned. “What do you say?” they asked, trying to trick Him.

When they persisted, Jesus bent to the ground and drew in the dirt. We don’t know what He drew. But when He stood up again His measured words calmed the crowd and quilted his adversaries into retreat.

“He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”John 8:7b

If I spend more time with Jesus in prayer and reading His word I KNOW He’d cure my activity addiction.

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About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.

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