How many times have you had an expectation of someone, and they told you they were too busy?
How many times have you given the same reason/excuse? We all say it sometimes because it’s true…most of us have VERY busy lifestyles.
Between work, family, this and that…that and this… and honoring our responsibilities to God we are being pulled on every side.
We all have different levels of responsibility and accountability.
Some of us even have public jobs and responsibilities that affect more people, and not doing the job well can have far reaching consequences.
But, the truth is that all of us are equally busy. Everyone’s BUSY is important to them and the people within their circle.
The problem is when some people act as though their busy is more busy their your busy.
I will never forget when I was in my corporate job, that many times those in executive leadership would walk up to people while in a conversation, or while you working, and either rudely interrupt or expect them to stop in the middle of what they were doing…even for something trivial. They had an over-inflated since of important and assumed their busy was more important than their ‘subordinates’. In reality, everyone in that organization was EQUALLY fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, husbands, wives…just people working for a living.
That’s why we should have realistic expectations in all of our relationships, and do the best we can to honor the expectations and responsibilities to those who are closest to us.
Because the truth is that…
Everyone is busy, so it’s not just about having the time, but it’s about making the time.
Philippians 2:3-4 (NKJV)
3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.