June 8, 2014 Sermon Notes
Family Portrait | Parenting & Distraction
What am I doing? How did I get myself into this mess? When will I ever get my life under control? How long can I keep this up? Why can’t I manage my time? Why did I say yes to this? How did I get so busy?” I’ve bemoaned my poor planning and poor decision making, I’ve complained about my schedule. I’ve put in slipshod work because there wasn’t time for any other kind. I’ve missed too many quiet times and been too impatient with my kids. I’ve taken my wife for granted and fed important relationships with leftovers. I’ve been too busy to pursue God with my whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. – Crazy Busy
1. Busyness squeezes out the opportunity to grow more and more like Jesus — the greatest investment of our time (Luke 10:39)
Purpose of families: know what God says, practice it in the home, and see it modeled for those outside the home.
2. Busyness expends energy in order to controlpeople and moves things to an outcome we desire (Luke 10:40)
3. Busyness produces stress (Luke 10:41)
It’s harder to ruin our kids than we think and harder to stamp them for success than we’d like… “Most moms and dads think they are either the best or the worst parents in the world, and both are wrong.” Could it be we’ve made parenting too complicated? Isn’t the most important thing not what we do but who we are as parents? They will remember our character before they remember our exact rules regarding television and Twinkies. – Crazy Busy
4. Choose the priority of discipleship with your time (Luke 10:42)
A. See time – every second – as not yours to spend but God’s to invest.
B. Take time to watch, listen and learn from Jesus.
C. Be content with where Jesus has placed you.
D. Transfer what you receive from Jesus to others through intentional, relational time with them. This is time well invested.