John P. Robinson, often called America’s “time guru,” claims that people today sleep more than they think they do. He says that though they have more leisure time than ever, they still report feeling “stressed, rushed, and crunched for time.”

Robinson calls this problem “overchoice.” It’s caused by the sheer number of options available to fill our time and the wearying realization that no matter what we choose to do, we are leaving something undone. If our identity is defined by activity, we operate on the principle, “The more we do, the more we are.” We are exhausted, and we are the reason.

If Jesus hadn’t focused on doing His Father’s will, He too could have been overwhelmed by all the needy people and demanding tasks He faced. But instead of frenzied activity, Christ personified the focused life in everything He did. He said, “He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him” (Jn. 8:29).

Each day, Jesus sought to know His Father’s will as He moved purposefully to the cross. There, He finished all that God had given Him to do. Today, our heavenly Father invites us to focus on Him for the wisdom and strength to complete the work He has given to us.