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The pace of life can accelerate quickly, with demands coming at us from every angle. When this happens, the temptation is to abandon our spiritual habits in order to find more time or to be more productive. Paradoxically, the antidote to busy-ness is not found in doing more, it is found in doing more of the right things. Spiritual leaders need time to hear from God to lead effectively. When times are busiest, guard your heart and your habits!

At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them. But he said, “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.”—Luke 4:42-43

Prayer: Jesus, cure me of the tendency to allow busy-ness to shape my priorities. Focus me on what You want me to do. In Your name I pray, amen.

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