I saw this picture today. It struck a chord with me. I am guilty of this, and I realize that’s not a good thing.
I know, I’m a college student, I’m supposed to be busy. That’s not the issue. (Though it can be).
So many times I have posted something on Facebook about how full my life is. I am legitimately busy. I work almost 40 hours a week, on top of going to school full time. That’s hard, no question. But ultimately, I choose my commitments. Nobody stands over me, threatening to harm me if I don’t take every opportunity that I come across. I am in charge of my life, and I have freely chosen to take on every responsibility that I have. With that perspective, it’s a little bit harder to glorify my busyness.
I’d say even that isn’t the main issue though. Yes I’m busy, yes I complain about it sometimes (sorry to those who have to put up with it!). Am I really complaining though? Or is it more complicated than that? I know myself fairly well, and if I’m honest, those posts about how busy, tired, or whatever else I may be are simply an attention seeking mechanism.
That’s not good.
I know I shouldn’t look for the attention of people to be happy, but it’s so easy! It’s easy to get attention, all I have to do is say something about how hard my life is, and my virtual friends leave me sympathetic comments. Oh wait….
That doesn’t glorify God, first off, and it certainly isn’t profitable for me, or for those who happen to read whatever junk I post.
So, for all of you who I have subjected to my complaining, I am truly sorry. I will do my best to avoid plaguing you with such negativity in the future. Instead, every time I’m tempted to write about how “hard” my life is, I’ll post something grateful, because God has blessed me. Even if I don’t feel like He has, simply having the ability to take my next breath is a gift straight from Him.
To the Glory of God.