Bakit ka busy?
Lahat tayo ay busy. Ngunit ang mas importante na itanong sa ating sarili ay “Bakit ka busy?” Maraming dahilan kung bakit busy tayo. Pero minsan ang mga dahilan natin ay bunga lamang ng maling pagkaunawa patungkol sa buhay. Hindi masama ang maging busy basta naaayon lamang sa tamang dahilan kung bakit busy tayo. Alamin ang apat na dahilan na dapat siyasatin kung tama o mali nga ba ang pinagmumulan ng ating ka-busy-han.
Four Possible Reasons
1. The Need for *Acceptance* (Ang Kagustuhan na *Matanggap*) – We want to be accepted. We want our worth to be affirmed and confirmed by others. We don’t want to be rejected by anyone, especially those whose opinions we value. But true acceptance begins with God through faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 15:7). When we experience that, we are released from the constant need to be accepted by others. We find our peace and joy in Him.
2. The Need for *Sustenance* (Ang Kagustuhan na *Mabuhay*) – Our constant need is to ensure our existence. No one wants to die. This is why we worry a lot about our lives, what we eat or drink, what we wear, etc. (Matthew 6:25-27). When we put our trust in God, we can learn how to rest in His daily provisions (Psalm 23:1; Matthew 6:11). We don’t need to be worried or anxious about anything because God is near and we are His children.
3. The Need for *Significance* (Ang Kagustuhan na Maging *Makabuluhan* ang Buhay) – We worry that our lives will be wasted; in the end, it will amount to nothing. So, we do everything we can to find significance in this world. But true significance comes from God; He bestows it upon us when we pursue His will in our lives (2 Timothy 4:6-8). To live worldly lives is to lose our souls (Mark 8:36). That is the greatest waste of all.
4. The Need for *Abundance* (Ang Kagustuhan na Maging *Masagana* ang Buhay) – We want to be rich. Unfortunately, we only see worldly wealth as the only measure for becoming rich. Thus, we can be rich in the eyes of the world but poor in the eyes of God (Luke 12:13-15). We are created for abundance. That is why we long for it. But true abundance is from God, not from worldly wealth (1 Timothy 6:17-19).
1. Central Idea: “You can be *busy* but remain *healthy* *spiritually*.” (“Pwede maging *busy* basta *healthy* *spiritually*.”)
2. If you notice yourself being busy and being unhealthy spiritually at the same time, it’s time to examine your true reasons.
3. This week, put limitations on your busyness so that you can live for God and not live for worldly aspirations.
1. Why do we tend to become too busy in our lives?
2. Do you think it’s possible to be busy but not too busy that we become spiritually unhealthy? Why or why not?
3. How will you apply what you’ve learned this coming week?