February 09, 2021

“Busy” is No Badge of Honor


Being busy is an issue underneath so many problems in our lives. We’re trained to fill our time. We wear “busy” as a badge of honor, but we have to learn to surrender our schedules if we want to love others well. In this episode, Jamie and Heather explore hurry and how you can slow down to love your friends and family well.

If you have 15 minutes between meetings, or classes, or tasks, do you fill those 15 minutes up? Think about the last free time you had … did you return some emails? Scroll Instagram? Start a new task list? Instead of filling your free time, you took that time to quiet your mind and think about how you can love people and contribute generously to whatever might be coming next.


When we look at Jesus’ life, we see Him slowed down and ready to embrace the people He encounters each day. Being hurried is incompatible with a real relationship with Jesus. To call yourself a follower of Christ, you have to surrender the “busyness” badge of honor and follow His life model.

We are running on fumes, and we’re not getting anything more accomplished. Instead, we end up missing the people right in front of us—our family, our friends, our spouses.

Six Daily Resources

When you fill your schedule, you miss the people in your life that are the most important. In this episode of Life in Motion, Heather and Jamie talk about how we all have the same six resources to divide throughout the day/week: 

1. Time
2. Money
3. Relationships
4. Energy
5. Thoughts
6. Emotions

Do you have the bandwidth, the time in your schedule to manage each of these resources well? Or are you too busy? Each of the resources above is a gift, and you get to choose where you give them. Where are you going to spend your resources this week? Join Heather and Jamie as they have a conversation about schedules, feeling hurried, and wearing the “busyness” badge of honor.

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