Discussing ministry in the workplace – “Whatever your passion is, that’s your vision”

Are you too busy?

For God that is.  Today’s reading in my perpetual calendar relates to Numbers 1:1 where God came to speak to Moses and issue instructions.

The calendar writer suggests that if we’re too busy to do the things we know that God wants us to do then we are busier than He intended for us to be.  We need to consider what should we be doing in order to honour God with our use of time.

I haven’t written here for awhile and you may, or may not, be aware that’s because my husband and I lost a daughter late last year.  I’ve slowly been picking up the regular activities in my life again but it hasn’t always been easy and I often find myself wasting time doing nothing.  That isn’t normal for me – I’m one who always likes to keep busy.  And I often find myself feeling guilty for not being as busy as I used to be or as busy as I think I should be.

Conversations with two of the Pastors from my church during my time of grieving have indicated that I should be taking time out for myself and that I shouldn’t be pushing too hard. That I’m allowed this time of reflection, sorrow, thinking, staring into space and not being as productive as ‘normal’.

Perhaps I need to establish a new ‘normal’.  Not long before we lost our daughter I had determined to spend more time with all of our daughters, whenever their time permitted. Since her death I’ve also been spending more time out in the open instead of my office, using a new digital SLR camera my husband gave me for Christmas.  I have begun to appreciate (all over again) the beauty of the nature of God outside and capturing that in photo images.  And part of that time has included having this daughter or that daughter come along with me on my photo shoots in the parks and wildlife areas, some of which have now been touched by the awful bushfires we’ve been having in Victoria, Australia.

You might like to see some of my photos by clicking on the image below.

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2 Comments so far »

  1. by Regina, on February 11 2009 @ 1:10 pm

     

    I am never too busy for God, well, I hope I’m not doing that! I’m constantly reminded that ‘only what I do for Christ will last.’

    My sincere condolences to you and your family concerning the passing of your daughter. I didn’t know until one day Bev Mahone twittered me about it. I certainly didn’t want to contact you at the time but want you to know that you were and are in my prayers.

    Much love and respect ~ Regina

  2. by Kathie, on February 11 2009 @ 1:23 pm

     

    Thanks Regina, much appreciated. It’s still very early days for us and some days we struggle, and others not so much.

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About Author

John 5:17
Jesus said to them, "My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working."

My name is Kathie and I live in Melbourne, Australia. I grew up always knowing that God was with me and formally accepted Christ as my Saviour when I was 14 years old. I have had many experiences where God has been involved at my places of work and amongst my work colleagues.

A few years ago I heard the founder of Australian Christian TV speak - I don't remember a lot of his talk but I do remember one particular phrase that has stuck with me ever since. He said "Whatever your passion is, that's your vision" . It struck a chord with me and I realised that the very things that made me passionate are the same things that I do daily in my business, and through those things I know I touch many lives. I believe I am where our Lord wants me to be.

 

I've recently been reading Faith & Work: Do They Mix? by Os Hillman. Excellent book and it was whilst reading it, I got the idea for this blog - and was pleasantly surprised that this domain was waiting for me to purchase. I will be sharing what I've been learning through reading and research in the hope that it will also provide answers to your searches and prayers. Would love to hear from you. Bless you, KMT