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Daughter of the King of Kings, wife, mom, friend, and bookworm. I am so glad you are here! I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy reading these blog posts.
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How are you today?
How are you? This is a common question we hear sometimes several times a day. The most common answer I hear and even give to people is “I’m busy.” The other day, I was at Martin’s Supermarket. I ran into a friend that I had not seen in a while. Guess what we asked each other? And I bet you know the answer we gave one another too.
As I walked away from that brief conversation with this friend, I really started thinking about my response. Why is my first response always “I’m busy?” It’s like a badge of honor in some ways. If I have a busy schedule, that means I am valuable. If I am doing several activities with my kids, that means I am a great Mom. WRONG. My value doesn’t come from being busy and doing all the “right” activities. My value comes from Jesus alone. And when I can truly rest in that and let it sink deep down into my heart, I can have a peace that surpasses understanding even in the middle of a full day. My worth is in Jesus and nothing can take that away.
How are you?
The next time someone asks me “How are you?” I want to have a different answer other than “I am busy.” I am still thinking about what that answer will be. Maybe I will respond with “I am doing well. I am thankful for each new day.” or “The kids are keeping me on my toes but I wouldn’t want it any other way.” Another response could be “I am doing well. I love seeing the ways God is at work in all situations” or “My days are filled with lots of moments that matter.”
The responses to “How are you?” are endless. What response would you give as an alternative to “I’m busy”? Most of us have very full schedules and it’s not a bad thing to be busy. But, if it is all consuming and you are finding worth in being busy, then I encourage you to take a step back. Reevaluate and ask God to search your heart. The Holy Spirit will lead and guide you. Joining you in the journey…