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67. The Distraction of Busyness Says, "Be Busier"

But God invites us to do something different.

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The distraction of busyness plagues many of us. It snatches us away from the moment and keeps us tied to our to-do lists and our schedules. God invites us to live differently, however. Busyness doesn't need to be the boss of us, and we learn how to remove this distraction from our lives in this episode. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about 15 minutes. Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/.

  • encouragement
  • women
  • hope
  • inspiration
  • busyness
  • simplify
  • real life
  • Christian
  • God
  • distractions
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We're discussing life's distractions again this week on the podcast, because I believe these distractions are more than we think they are. Not only are they snatching our attention from the moment, but more importantly they are luring us away from what's God's best for us. The distraction we're discussing today is a familiar one for many. It's the distraction of busyness. If you've felt the pull of busy lately, friend you're not alone. And get ready, because at the time of this episode's airing, the busiest season of the year is just about to hit us. But the distraction of busyness doesn't have to be the boss of us.

"I am so busy."

I'm guessing you've heard those words or said them recently. Am I right? I used to be the queen of busy. So, I understand busy. And I wore it like a badge of honor. And when people asked how I was, I always replied with my typical answer. "I'm busy."

Maybe you can relate. You feel busy, you can't get ahead, and you continually feel like you're falling behind. Your family knows your busy. Your friends see your busyness. And you don't have the time to do all you want to do. To-do lists and your calendar control your life. And you consistently tell yourself, "There's got to be more to life than this."

So, years ago I removed the word BUSY from my vocabulary. Because busy was turning me into someone I was never meant to be. Busy was overwhelming my schedule and my life. So, I stopped describing myself as busy and stopped saying the word all together.

The distraction of busyness impacts our emotional and physical health in negative ways.

We discuss that in this episode, along with ways to remove this distraction from our lives. I also share a couple Bible verses to encourage our hearts.

The distraction of busyness says, "Be busier." But God says, "Come to me and I will give you rest."

Which voice will we listen to this week? Which voice will we pay attention to? Because the choice is ours. Thank you for joining me here today. I'm grateful for you and for your presence. Have a great, peace-filled week. God bless you!

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