Family life and Busyness

I have a confession–I like to have things to do.  Well, certain things to do.  The problem is not with doing or wanting to do certain things the problem is being consumed by doing, overcome by busyness or driven by wrong motives or perceived expectations.

We live in a society whose pace continues to increase–more connection, more email, more activity, more running, more events, more responsibility, more to do, more, more , more.

The average family seems consumed by activity, frayed and unable to get off the marry-go-round of a life they chose.

  • How will activity and busyness–impact our children?
  • How will activity–hinder our relationships?
  • How will activity–hinder our relationship with God?
  • How will activity–diminish our influence and impact on those near us?
  • Will activity create a performance oriented Christianity? What will this look like in the next generation?
  • Will activity keep our children from church as they learn from us wrong priorities?

Here is a short evaluation you can do with your family–Learning to use the Family Dashboard.

  • The speedometer–the pace of life
  • The RPMs–the stress of life
  • The gas gauge–the margins in life

Which one(s) do struggle with?

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