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Thoughts on feeling busy

We live in a culture that praises busyness. Have you ever caught your responding to the question “How are you doing?” By saying, “I’m busy”?

4 Tips to stop feeling busy

  1. Know the root of busyness. It’s shame. Unhealthy competition, keeping up with the Jones, FOMO, saving face, doing what’s expected, following societal norms, “I have to put food on the table”
  2. Know shame can mask as virtue. We hide it well. Ask Holy Spirit “Why am I feeling busy?” Jesus told us we can’t work for the show or work for the dough. We can hide either well.
  3. Know the difference between shame and guilt. Guilt is on what we do you leave undone. Shame is on who we are.
  4. Know how to stop shame as your motivation.

C — Confess the sinful ways you have responded to the shame root in your life.

Heavenly Father, I have used busyness to keep me from feeling shame and in response to the shame I feel by (insert activity). In doing this, I have given other people the right to determine my worth. I have not trusted what you say about me. I ask for your forgiveness for this sinful pattern and receive your forgiveness today. Help me to allow Holy Spirit to heal the root of shame in my life.

A — Ask the Father to remind you of people who have shamed you. Make the choice to forgive them.

Heavenly Father, I choose to forgive people who have shamed me. Specifically I choose to forgive (name the person) for shaming me by (incident). I release them into your hands and bless them in the name of Jesus.

R — Renounce the lies you have come to believe about yourself.

Ask the Father, Son or Spirit to take you back to the place in your past where shame took root. You’ll be brought to a memory.

E — Enjoy shame-free relationships.

It is only through healthy relationships that the wounds of shame can ever be fully healed. You need to get into life-giving relationships that do not shame you into action or inaction. You need to commit to doing the same for others.

Can I pray for you?

Heavenly Father, thank you for being a good father and for taking care of every need. Thank you for providing us with everything we need for life and godliness. Thank you Jesus that we can’t work the show or work for the dough. Thank you Father we can trust you.

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Trevor Lund

Trevor Lund

I help you to not conform but be transformed so you can have peace at all times and in every situation