Building Margin into Your Life
A lot of people are on overload and headed for a crash. We sleep less and work more than ever before. We're a piled-on, stretched-to-the limit society - chronically rushed, chronically late, chronically exhausted. Many of us feel like Job did when he said, "I have no peace! I have no quiet! I have no rest! And trouble keeps coming." (Job 3:26)
Overload comes when we have too much activity in our lives, too much change, too many choices, too much work, too much debt, and too much media exposure.
Author and medical doctor Richard Swenson says, "The conditions of modern day living devour margin. If you're homeless, we direct you to a shelter. If you're penniless, we offer you food stamps. If you're breathless, we connect you to oxygen."
"But if you're marginless, we give you one more thing to do. Marginless is being thirty minutes late to the doctor's office because you were twenty minutes late getting out of the hairdresser because you were ten minutes late dropping the children off at school because the car ran out of petrol two blocks from a petrol station, and you forgot your purse. That's marginless."
You need margin in your life. When you're not hurrying and worrying all the time, you have time to think. Time to relax. Time to enjoy life. Time to be still and know that God is God.
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