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,
This is a good one Kelly!
You stopped me in my tracks! It’s amazing how God can speak even through a liberal magazine.
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.