I receive dozens and dozens of e-mails every day, sometimes almost a hundred per day. Some are work related, some are notes from friends, many are just things people think I may find amusing or interesting or beautiful and so pass on to me. I watch the news each day on television and read news articles on the Internet. And then there is Facebook, and everyone I know there. Often I feel that it is all just too much.
I want to stay current on news, I want to know what is happening in the world and in the lives of my friends, but how much is too much? Some days I feel like I am drowning in information. All that information can overwhelm you and crowd out time for important things. Important things like family, like friends, like time to read the Bible and time to talk with God. How do we find a balance? How do we find equilibrium in our life? I think the best way is probably to start with Jesus first. Talk with Him each day. Study a bit of the Bible each day. As we do those two things we can ask Jesus to order our life so that all the other seemingly urgent things don’t crowd in and push out the important things like time with family and friends. And time to ourselves as well.
I want Jesus to be first and foremost in my life. I know if that happens, everything else will fall into place.