A recent five-year study, collected data from over 20,000 Christians, aged 15 to 88, with participants answering from 139 countries. Researchers found that more than 4 in 10 Christians around the world say they ‘often’ or ‘always’ rush from task to task… The busy life was found to be the dominate distraction from spiritual pursuits among Christians around the globe… About 6 in 10 Christians say that it’s ‘often’ or ‘always’ true that ‘the busyness of life gets in the way of developing their relationship with God….’
The author of the study goes on to offer his commentary as to the drivers behind this problem. He describes it as a vicious cycle’ prompted by cultural conformity. ‘(1) Christians are assimilating to a culture of busyness, full of hurry and overload, which leads to (2) God becoming more marginalized in Christians’ lives, which leads to (3) a deteriorating relationship with God, which leads to (4) Christians becoming even more vulnerable to adopting secular assumptions about how to live, which leads to (5) more conformity to a culture of busyness, hurry and overload. And then the cycle begins again.'”
Are we a casualty of the busyness lie? God has given us an opportunity to open our mind to truth, and called us out of this world of chaos and confusion, be to be grateful, grow, and become involved in God’s Work. Lets never let busyness sidetrack us from fulfilling a greater purpose in life.