The Burden of Busyness

We wear busyness like a badge of honor in our culture, but the pace does significant damage to our souls. Consider how you should use your time in the wisest way possible.

August 29, 2021

Sermon Notes

The Problem

  • In 1967, futurists predicted we would make so much progress that by 1985 the average workweek would only be 22 hours.
  • Advances in technology have enabled the opportunities to sleep less, stretch wider, and work more.
  • “If the devil cannot make us bad, he will make us busy.” -Corrie ten Boom


The Passage

  • To prioritize godliness in an ungodly culture, we must scrutinize how we practically live our lives (5:15).
  • We tend to drift toward unwise habits of how we spend our days (5:15).
  • To redeem our time, we must confront any rival distracting us from using our moments to the fullest (5:16).
  • An hour spent on evil pursuits is an hour robbed from prioritizing God’s will (5:17).
  • God’s Word provides us with the general principles of God’s will to apply in our specific contexts with the time we have left (5:17).


The Process

  • Stop prioritizing your schedule and start scheduling your priorities.
  • Stop permitting time-stealing distractions to dictate your life. 
  • Stop giving the most important relationships the least intentional time.