Love your People, No Excuses
I like excuses because it gets me out of things I know I should do but don't feel like doing. I've used busyness and tiredness as my number one excuses to not be intentional in my close relationships. These excuses are great in the short term but will ultimately never yield the legacy I want to paint. When are we not busy, when are we not tired? At some point, we all have to look at our lives and ask:
"Am I loving my people well despite the fact that I am tired and busy?"
It's easy to use tiredness or business as an excuse not to be love people well.
- I couldn't find the time to come over and have dinner
- I was too tired to make that important phone call
Yes, we need our rest and yes, the goal is not to be overworked; however, if you're in a season where these two realities are not going away anytime soon, embrace it! Within the embracing, seek to not forget about loving those closest to you. At the end of the day, this is what will make a life well lived or not.