Do you find yourself desiring a quiet life? We can be so busy with our lives and be involved in so much we lose track of who we are and our real purpose. Some love to have sound all around them,me I enjoy the quiet. Those days that I can find quiet are the days I can reflect on Christ. When we are busy we can get too involved and forget to reflect upon Christ,and when we do we lose something very valuable,our relationship with Him. In our lives we can get involved in trying to know everything around us, and be busybodies,which in turn leads to gossip. Why is it so hard today to be quiet and to find quiet? Many times people think us to be strange if we are not always busy,and not running ourselves ragged. In 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 tells us; "That you also aspire to lead a quiet life,to mind your own business,and to work with your own hands,as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing." If we have many children, a job that takes much of our time,that can make us busy.I know taking care of my mother,and doing my chores and household duties,I too get busy with all the things I am involved in. I don't think God is telling us we cannot be involved in anything,but to set a guide for ourselves and make sure we are spending time with Him,our families,and our church family. He is telling us,through all that busy stuff that seem to overwhelm us at times, we can find peace and quiet in our hearts. Many times we are too busy running other peoples affairs and trying to stay with all that is happening around us that we lose track of our lives. We don't have to know everyones business, we don't have to be involved in everything just to get the scoop on everyone. We don't need to be a busybody with those around us,that leads to gossip. He is telling us to work with our own hands, staying busy with what He is calling us to be busy with. As christians we should be running our own households for God's glory and as a witness to others. We can take a look back in time at the farmers and their families. They were always busy with the farm,the animals and their children. But they in all their business, didn't lose track of what was really important,and they focused on Christ,making Him first. When we make ourselves too busy for God,we are too busy in life. Take time to evaluate what your busy with,and make Christ the center and the forefront of your lives. When we can do that and put all in perspective we will find that quiet and peace,even though there is noise all around us.