And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?
When people tell me they are ‘slammed’ or ‘busy’ I get frustrated! We are all busy. Relationships should always take precedence over agendas. Especially if you are a follower of Christ.
Being busy comes with life. Moms, dads, grandparents, and kids alike are all busy. Thieves and scam artists can be ‘busy’ as well. Even old retirees are busy with life after work and the elderly are busy as well with doctor appointments. It never ends.
Everyone is busy! That’s life. The only people who aren’t busy are dead people. And most of the dead people are probably wishing right now that they had been busier working out their salvation than buying and protecting more useless stuff.
BusYness is neither bad nor good. There is no honor in busYness. It’s like breathing. Just do not let it get in the way of what is important.
Business IS good though. We need business for our physical lives as well as our spiritual lives. Jesus said He was about the business of His Father.
We should be busy about the business of our Heavenly Father. That kind of busYness is good. Also, you will notice (I do anyway) that when I am busy with the business of my Father, I am never too busy for others. When I get into busyness on my own, people are a distraction. That is a good litmus test to gauge if what you are doing is for the Lord, or in your flesh. This is how we can know when we are out of the will of the Father. When we become busy with only our own busyness, the feeling there is panic, not peace.
38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.
40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me.
41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Martha and Mary were a classic example. Mary was just sitting, hanging out with Jesus. Martha was doing whatever women do in kitchens. Mary knew Jesus was there to see them, so she rightly concluded that the kitchen stuff could wait. We need to be more aware of who is around us. Also we need to always be aware of our Master and His business.
People and their souls are the business of the Master.
As we go about our day to day business, focus on the Lord. I guarantee you, if you are listening to Him and obeying Him, you will be busier than ever, and not even be bothered by it. In fact, your busyness will bring you much joy and satisfaction.
Being able to be busy for God is a privilege that we need to be thankful for every day.