Bob Mize: The “I’m Too Busy” Excuse

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Bob Mize: The “I’m Too Busy” Excuse

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We all use the lack of time excuse, but maybe it’s about priorities.

“I’m too busy” may be true but not necessarily a positive trait.

How often have I responded to requests by saying, “I don’t have time”? What if that is a lie? Does that sound too frank? Let me explain. “I don’t have time” really means, “What you are asking me to do is not sufficiently important for me to make it a priority.”

Let’s take a hard look at two facts: 1) I manage to do what I truly want to do. There will be a way to accomplish something if it is urgent or important enough. 2) There are many people with more and greater responsibilities than I have, but who are far more productive. Example: authors of books. I daydream, “I want to write a book” then I rationalize, “But I don’t have time.” What about prolific authors who have more on their plates than I do? How do they do it? Some write a book a year! They have the same amount of time as I, and they have no staff. They simply want to write so badly that they prioritize.

Think about all the implications of setting the right priorities, especially when it comes to discipleship and disciple making. We can reason, “I don’t have time to pour my life into the lives of others; I’m too busy.” I’ve said it often. Can you tell if my nose is growing?

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