“Check your schedule with your calling.” OUCH
Before I excuse my absence of attention or my absence of being present and engaged “I don’t have the time”, “I’m just so busy” or “I just have a lot going on right now” – I need to FIRST put down my device (phone, tablet, computer), my TV remote and my gaming controller…and put on the armor of God.
We are in a battle for the eternal, but we are far more dedicated to the temporal.
Our lives are in overload mostly because of our personal choices and preferences and not because of our personal responsibility or obligation — and certainly not out of any God-given responsibility.
“Check your schedule with your calling.”
*as with all things, there are some exceptions. But as a rule for the majority, and certainly, with my own life, this is often more true than not.