noun red·line \ ˈred-ˈlīn \
: a recommended safety limit : the fastest, farthest, or highest point or degree considered safe; also : the red line which marks this point on a gauge (source: merriam-webster.com)
The warning signs are all around us. We live beyond our limits.
Think about this: what is the most common response to the simple greeting, “How are you?”
“I’m too busy!”
Who hasn’t said it, right? Busyness seems to be a normal, even necessary, part of life. But how much is too much? And what should we be busy doing? The indicators on the dashboards of our lives say that we are running at a pace that we can’t keep up. Our calendars, our credit cards, our kids, and our cravings all seem to be barreling beyond our capacity.
In this series, we are going to look at the warning signs that we are redlining our lives. We will identify the internal drives that push us into the red zone, and we will seek God’s guidance in helping us live full lives that are marked by rest, joy, and purpose.