Putting People Over Busy Schedules

prioritesI’m sure you know how it feels to make excellent progress on getting all your work done…only to have the phone ring or someone stop by with an urgent need or a heavy burden. What we need at such a busy time is a fresh dose of Jesus! He never seemed to allow what was urgent to get in the way of what was important.

On one occasion, Jesus was preaching to a packed house, literally (Mark 2:1-5). As the four friends of a paralytic sought to bring their destitute friend to Jesus for help, the crowded house seemed like a hopeless situation. Yet these friends were convinced that Jesus and only Jesus could help their hopeless friend. So they took the tiles off the roof of the house where Jesus was teaching and let their friend’s bed down through the hole they had created—and Jesus healed him.

Jesus teaches His followers to be careful not to allow crowds, packed schedules, and being busy to get in the way of people who truly need help. They are what’s important. Ask God to give you discernment so you don’t ignore sincere cries for help. Ask Him, “How would You want me to treat this person?”

Life Management for Busy Women shares life–changing principles, including how to …

  • Live each day God’s way.
  • Take charge of busyness and find a balanced life.
  • Be a better steward of resources.

Read Putting People Over Busy Schedules on Elizabeth & Jim George.


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


Also in From Our Hearts

Giving an Answer for Your Hope by Jim and Elizabeth George
Giving an Answer for Your Hope

by Elizabeth George September 27, 2022

Not long after I accepted a position at the seminary where I received my own training, I attended a conference of professors from around the country. One of the speakers had a Ph.D. in religion and theology. It wasn’t long before it became apparent that, while this person knew a lot about God, he did not have a personal relationship with God through Christ. During a lunch break, I sat with him and initiated a conversation about salvation and the gospel message. 

Read More
The Pattern of Your Life by Jim and Elizabeth George
The Pattern of Your Life

by Elizabeth George September 20, 2022

Sometimes the accounts of the faithful in the Bible can feel a bit intimidating. You may wonder if you will ever transform into a man or woman with godly influence. Maybe you feel that way when you read about the woman in Proverbs 31, or when you read about the life of Paul. Paul was Jesus’ “chosen vessel” to spread the Savior’s name “before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel” (Acts 9:15). 

Read More
Finding Purpose After the Nest is Empty by Elizabeth George
Finding Purpose After the Nest is Empty

by Elizabeth George September 13, 2022

Becoming an empty nester presents many unexpected challenges, especially when we have been used to living in a home bustling with children. For years, our calendar was marked with school projects, sporting events, youth groups, and family meals around the table. Now we have an abundance of free time, and we want to steward it well.

Read More