The sin of busyness?
One huge thing in the Why I say no to sex survey was a lack of time. Both men and women say no to sex because they’re too tired. Unless you have a new baby, being tired most of the time probably means you’re too busy. “Too busy” is an enemy of marriage, killing some outright and leaving others crippled, maimed, or dying.
I’m sure most of you are thinking “I wish someone would say this to my wife”. Good news: my wife does that often. Now the bad news: too busy isn’t just a female problem! Too busy is a way of life for Western culture, and it’s especially bad in the States. Even as we do too much, most of us feel guilty for not doing enough! This madness is doing horrible things to marriages, health, sanity, and our society as a whole. The question I have for you is this: Are you going to stand up and say “NO MORE!”? No matter what your bride does, are you ready to do what is right even though it is not what your culture expects of you?
I can’t point to a scripture saying busyness is sin, but the inevitable results of busyness are clearly contrary to the life God had called us to live. Being too busy, and especially being too busy all the time, is wrong. It’s also destructive.
Agree? Disagree? Feel trapped? Sound off in the comments!
This is one of seven posts about busyness: