Most people feel pulled in a dozen directions and pursuits that all seem to truly matter. We want to stay connected with parents and siblings, devote the time it takes to raise healthy children, and also make time for ourselves. Friendships, personal curiosities, education, travel and even exercise battle for a portion of our commitments. Then, of course, there are work obligations, the hobbies that feed our creative side, and our involvement in community or church… the list just keeps growing.
These types of pursuits and pastimes add meaning to our time, but when we try to cram all of them into our busy lives, we just end up overwhelmed, exhausted and torn apart. We begin to feel like we are shortchanging all of them and ourselves in the process, yet it’s challenging to find even one priority we’re willing to abandon. All of them have a level of significance. Even when we recognize the symptoms of overcommitment, it’s easy to fall back into our too-busy ways.
Something’s gotta give.
Worry, anxiety, even fear, become the outcry of our pressure-cooked life. Does the pressure have a relief? What if there was a way for our fears, schedule and relationships to find liberty? What if our life could really be refreshed by freedom?
Something’s Gotta Give – a new sermon series at Valley View – begins Sunday, April 24th, with services at 9:30am and 11am.