When life becomes busy, how do you respond?

When life becomes busy, how do you respond?
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I often wonder how busy Christ and His Apostles were. Did they feel busy or did they just work? Was busy even a worry with the mission they served?
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I often wonder if we use that word too much. What meets the requirements to say “I’m too busy?” What do you think? I don’t have an answer to this.
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I think we can look at all the things we are doing and ask ourselves if each activity serves a purpose.
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Does school serve a purpose? Does work serve a purpose? Do the activities you choose to do at work serve a purpose? Does church serve a purpose? Does reading your scriptures serve a purpose? Does exercising serve a purpose?
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Make a list of everything you have going on in your life and ask yourself, “Do these things serve a purpose in my life, and if so, how are they fulfilling the purpose of God? How are they helping me progress to become like him?”
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If they do, then why complain about being busy? How about being proud of your efforts and everything you have going on in your life.
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Would Christ be proud of you? Would His Apostles be proud of you? Would your Father in Heaven be proud of you? Would President Nelson be proud of you? Would our Apostles today be proud of you?
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If you can’t be proud of yourself and your “busy” plate, then you need to re-establish your priorities and goals— align them with the will of the Father.
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What did Christ do and let’s see how busy he was in Acts 10:38, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”
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What did he do? He went about doing good. How busy was He? Busy enough that He healed ALL that we’re oppressed of the Devil—not just some. He wasn’t too busy and he didn’t pass up one for the other. He made time for ALL.
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But, how? How did He and how can we?
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For God was with him!
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That is how. He can be with you, too, as you align your will with His.
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Hear Him!
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Art by Howard Lyon

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