Life Is Too Short – Life at Full Throttle
Key Bible Verse: There were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat. – Mark 6:31
Bonus Reading: Mark 3:20-21; 6:30-32
As Robert pops out of bed and hits the floor, he knows he’ll have to run full speed just to stay up with the pace of life. Breakfast is three big swallows of orange juice and a granola bar he grabs as he rushes out the door at 7:00 A.M. …
At 7:30 P.M. Robert rolls into his driveway. He sits at the dining room table and shovels down a reheated dinner while cranking out a couple more hours of work. Finally, exhausted, Robert flops onto the couch, turns on the TV, and shifts into neutral. Eventually he drags himself to bed and tries to put his frazzled mind to rest. But in numb desperation he admits to himself that he can imagine no way out of this daily cycle.
Is Robert the protégé of some Fortune 500 company? Hardly. He’s a normal high school freshman who works hard to get good grades, plays an instrument in the school band, and excels at two sports in the school year. By the time he gets home from his soccer game after a day of school, he still has homework for three classes.
—Kevin Harney in Seismic Shifts
My Response: Our culture cheers for those with breakneck schedules. Am I ready to break ranks on this?
Adapted from Seismic Shifts (Zondervan, 2005)
Prayer for the Week: I want to devote my life to Your purposes, Lord. Help me work that out in my responses to the situations I face every day.