I was able to get off the wheel this summer. It was great! But life has responsibilities and duties. Life has a calling as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Life is not passive it is active. My question is: how do we stay off the hamster wheel of busyness and get actually moving forward following Christ?
It is time to sell the hamster wheel! But how?
No, seriously...how? It is time to sell the hamster wheel mentality. Busyness does not equal godliness.But, it's also not about taking a full-time nap! It's about fruitful running, not duty-filled-exhausting-pointless running.
I think part of the answer is found in learning how to "abide". In John 15:1-5, Jesus tells us,
I don't want my hamster wheel running to count for nothing! I want the fruit of exercise to last and go somewhere. Abiding, resting, trusting and leaning into the Vine is how we learn to follow Christ and move forward.
I need the reminder to sell the hamster wheel and take up abiding...it starts with recognizing the wheel. Sell the wheel! Trade up for abiding.