The busyness of life tends to keep us going from point to another without a moment’s rest. It can be hectic to carve out a few seconds to give ourselves a much needed break from the monotony of life’s demands. If we are not careful, it will begin to take its toll on our relationships, both personal and professional. Over time, some of these relationships may deteriorate as a result of our unintentional neglect. Some can be salvaged, others will be lost forever.
Our relationship with our Heavenly Father is pretty much the same way. If we allow it to, our busyness can keep us from spending that much needed time with Him. During those moments with Him, He imparts unto us the essentials of life that are needed to accomplish everything that He has set before us to do. Whether it is going to the mission fields or simply ensuring that we attend our children’s extracurricular activities, each has its place of importance in our lives and equally demand the same amount of time and attention in order to maintain and sustain the relationships involved. But most importantly and in like manner, our relationship with the Father is essential to keeping us maintained and sustained (spiritually, mentally, and physically).
Too much time away from the Father can be detrimental to our well-being and to that of the others with whom we may come into contact. We must lead by example. The eyes of others are upon us in order to receive answers and hope for their lives. If we cannot place an emphasis on the importance of “remembering our Creator,” then they will never understand the importance of their need for Him as well…#thinkonthesethings
– “Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment…Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh , when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them…” – Eccl. 11:9; 12:1