Is Multi-tasking Always A Good Thing?

I’ve been spending a lot of time in doctor’s waiting rooms.  And you know what’s in waiting rooms?  Magazines. 

I’ve read a lot of articles on a variety of topics.  Gardening, dieting, exercising, decorating, fishing, cooking, remodeling, traveling etc.  Lots of opinions.  Lots of ideas.

One article I read, though, stopped me in my tracks.  It was in a women’s magazine (a pretty liberal one at that) and it was titled “Prayer is the opposite of multi-tasking”.  Whoa!  What?

Prayer is the opposite of multi-tasking.

I’ve been priding myself with the fact that I can multi-task with the best of them.  I can do two or even three things at a time.  But I had to ask myself, “When I multi-task am I giving my best to each activity?  Or am I merely sticking my big toe in the water instead of becoming fully submerged?”

God deserves my full attention.  I don’t need to “fit” Him into my day.  He should be the focus of my day. 

 

Thanks for reading,

 

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3 responses to “Is Multi-tasking Always A Good Thing?

  1. Cathy

    This is a good one Kelly!

  2. You stopped me in my tracks! It’s amazing how God can speak even through a liberal magazine.

  3. This is so very true: “Prayer is the opposite of multi-tasking.” The challenge I find is that multi-tasking has become my constant state, making it more difficult to quiet myself in His presence. It helps to leave a notepad nearby to jot down those pesky lists and thoughts while settling into prayer or quiet time.

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