Other than complete disconnection from God, nothing will hinder our ability to stay balanced more profoundly or more consistently than being overly busy. It’s one of the enemy’s most brilliant tactics. Over-commitment—even with good, Christian things—causes fatigue, resentment, bitterness, and ineffectiveness in all things. If you’ve been following along with my series on Balance Barriers, this is the 4th and final one. It’s the Barrier of Busyness.
Luke 10:38-42 The story of Mary and Martha
1.Busyness affects our heart
2.Busyness makes it difficult to love people
3.Busyness makes us less productive and less effective
4.Busyness makes us sick
5.Busyness makes us unavailable to people
15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity (kairos), because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16
5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity (kairos). 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:5-6
6. Busyness makes us unavailable to God
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