Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2
Although we often read the above verse and apply it to how we treat people, and to our integrity, I think that there is another way it needs to be applied to our lives.
The world tells us to be busy, to get involved in many activities, and the result is that we are over-scheduled and often stressed.
But this verse tells us to NOT be like the world and I think that applies to our calendars too. In order to maintain balance, margin and a sense of calm, it’s important to be choosy about our commitments.