We are people who do stuff. This is what we have been labeled by people who label families. At first I thought it was an odd description, but after a bit I realized it’s true. We are not good at not doing stuff. We enjoy doing stuff. We are, in fact, people who do stuff.
The stuff we do is varied and almost always entertaining. And, I’m positive our kids are learning from our example that doing stuff is actually a good thing. I cannot imagine what it would be like to just sit around the house from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed. My mind cannot even comprehend such a situation. (Though, I don’t mind a little relaxation…)
The thing is, I really hope our lives are about more than just the doing of stuff. I think our lives should be about the stuff we do. And, I hope that people notice when we do stuff it’s not just to fill the time with random activities. We want to be people who are doing stuff that makes a difference. We want to be people who love other people. We want to be people who care for other people. We want to be family to kids who need families. We want to be mentors to kids who need mentors. Ultimately, we want to show Jesus through the stuff we do. It’s all well & good to be busy people who do lots of stuff, but if we lose sight of our one real job – the command to go and share the gospel – well, our busyness means nothing. If people cannot look at us and notice a difference then we need to examine our busyness & re-evaluate.