TODAY’S MAN IS in danger of becoming enslaved by the very things that were supposed to make his or her life more convenient.
Notebook computers, fax machines, and cell phones threaten to take us hostage. No matter where we go, our work goes with us.
In truth, our time (i.e., life) is not our own. Even if we could break free of the ever-encroaching demands of our career, our own responsibilities are enough to occupy our ever–waking moment. We need to take care of our yard, service the car, and balance the checkbook, etc. The “we need” list is endless.
Somewhere in our hectic schedules we must find time to build strong, lasting relationships with our families and friends. Somewhere is our rush days we must maintain a quality devotional life.
Busyness is addictive and it is hard to regain control of our life once we’ve yielded it to the expectations of others. The key is control.
Are we going to be governed by external pressures, the desires of mothers – or are we going to govern ourselves. Guest writer – Richard Exley
“Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich; be wise enough to control yourself.” Pro. 23:4 NCV; cf. Gal. 5:23; 2 Pet. 1:6