Everyone is busy.
There are so many things vying for our attention and our precious time. Work, commutes, friends, family, cleaning, workouts, kids' activities...
But engaging with God is different. Showing up for a group or a Bible study or a mission opportunity is vasty different than just showing up for a work meeting or to a kids’ sporting event.
The things of God have a different character than the things of the world. They are fundamentally different; the activities of God are composed of and directed at altering the spiritual. So faith-activities will affect you differently than secular pursuits. Though both use time, faith-activities will fill you up. They will restore your soul. They will encourage you in the spiritual … while nothing in our society is capable of doing that kind of work - it can only deplete.
So the next time you are offered an hour long Bible study or serving opportunity or worship service, don't think of it like you think of secular stuff ... think of it as the opposite. God's work us turning our attention to Him can feed us spiritually and impact our lives in immeasurably positive ways, growing us in Peace... Joy... Less fear... Love... Wisdom... Discernment... Hope.
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation. 1 Peter 2:2