A Quick Thought…

“It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.”(‭‭Psalms‬ ‭127:2‬ ‭NASB‬‬)

I’ve been thinking about this verse a lot over the past week. Americans are busy people. We spend every waking moment doing. If we’re not working or sleeping, we’re on our phones or computers or watching television. When was the last time you just sat quietly without doing anything? 

I’m a busy person. I don’t like downtime and even when I do find myself with nothing to do…I find something to do. I rise early and retire late, working fulltime at one job and part time at another. Even when I’m at home, my mind is racing with all the things I need to do. Yet after reading this verse, I’m hit with a reality check from God. What am I really accomplishing with all my “busy-ness?”

What I need is to trust God more and allow Him to move me according to His will. 

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Author: RSGullett

R. S. Gullett is a proud alumni of Stephen F. Austin State University and currently teaches United States history at a community college in Houston, Texas. As a historian, he loves to mingle the historical with the fantastical and places an emphasis on faith in all his writing. His faith in Jesus Christ is very important to him and this often becomes evident in his writing. He is not perfect, nor does he pretend to be; but hopes that sharing his faith might inspire others to give their hearts to Christ. He and his wife currently live in Houston, Texas.