Is My Busy Schedule Limiting the Voice of God?


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And I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord.’”
Moses reported this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and harsh labor. – Ex 6

God is about to speak some great things to Israel.  The problem is that they will not listen.  The harsh pace of their lives is silencing the voice of God.

I work hard.  You work hard.  All God’s children work hard.  Some would say that our labor and our pace of life is “harsh.”  Could it be that the pace of our life is limiting the voice of God?

Time to slow down.  Say “no” to some things.  Turn the harsh pace of life into a sustainable pace.  In doing so, we can begin to hear the voice of God.

What is one thing that you could say “no” to in order to slow the pace of life?  Comment below.

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2 thoughts on “Is My Busy Schedule Limiting the Voice of God?

  1. The time I spend doing “Hobby” related things. I used to volunteer (guilt mostly because I could see that NO ONE else was stepping up) to run committees and organize events and plan trips, etc. It sucked a lot of time from my day. But, perhaps more importantly, when it became work more than fun, it began to suck the joy out of my hobbies. I didn’t want to go geocaching anymore because I was spending to much time reviewing caches as a volunteer or organizing events and the same thing with Amateur Radio.
    I was killing me to pull away because I identified with these hobbies and they were kind of “who I was”. But when I took a hard look at what it was doing to me emotionally and how draining and frankly dreadful to do anymore, it became easy for me to step back and let someone else take over.
    I also found that just because I didn’t take on the task at hand or volunteer for every spot I saw no one was going to take on, the world never ended. Neither hobby stopped existing. Hmmm….go figure.

  2. I turn off or say “no” to media–television, facebook, and radio. I might plan to only be on a bit, but before I know it, an hour is gone. It’s better for me to just disconnect from it all together for a while.