I wanted to throw in an additional post this week sharing about the book, Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung. I mentioned it previously in our study and then yesterday shared a bit more during the video post talking about our schedules….but felt it was such an important book and message that a separate post would be beneficial to everyone.
First of all, the book is short…..which is perfect. It is clear and concise…. to the point. Not filled with just a bunch of fluff to make you feel like you are getting your money’s worth because the book is thicker and bulkier. The tagline says it all:
“A (Mercifully) short book about a (Really) Big Problem”
Isn’t that the truth? You will be able to breeze through this book, but will encounter some really great points as the author truly shares his perspective and even his own story of struggle with all the aspects of a ‘too busy life’.
So many issues can be connected with this epidemic of busyness….like pride. In that chapter I felt really convicted with some of the things I have been struggling with over the past few months……issues in my heart. I think as we’ve done this study I Used to Be So Organized….we are finding out a lot of things that are causing a problem for us are born in our hearts. Kevin offers this line:
“The chaos is at least partly self-created. The disorder of daily life a a product of disorder in the innermost places of the heart.”
We’ve talked about being people pleasers…..he talks about that too. In addition, are we seeking “pats on the back” for our efforts and he goes on to cover an issue which I think we all can relate to wondering, “You are trying to do what God does not expect you to do.” We’ve discussed that too.
But the chapter closest to my heart and especially for moms, is the Diagnosis #3: You Can’t Serve Others without Setting Priorities.
We talked priorities last week, but it will never get old and it will be an area you will always have to address, over and over again. Examining things and truly being honest with a real life overview of things.
“Some of our priorities may change over time. I’m not giving you one more thing to do. What’s important, however is to think about what really ought to matter compared to what is really mattering.”
I could enter quote after quote after quote, the book is filled with so many good ones! I underlined like crazy…..I know I will keep this book and make it a read every 6 months. It is that good and I need to be reminded of how critical my set time her on earth is and how I can serve Him with the best of me.
Put this book on your list for next reads – it is a must!