Crazy Busy

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In this series of five short videos, Kevin DeYoung, an award-winning author, popular blogger, conference speaker, and the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, talks about the dangerous business of busyness.


"I'm really busy." How frequently do you say this? In what ways has busyness taken over your life?
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"If we think laziness is the opposite of busyness, we're probably going to wind up being both." Where does busyness serve as a cover-up for laziness in your daily routine?
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Kevin describes busyness as more than just a cultural pressure but also "as a state of our whole being." How does this world—"where life never really seems to let up"—affect your sense of well-being?
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Where has technology blurred the lines between your work life and your home life? How does the manner in which you use technology contribute to what Kevin calls "a self-imposed restlessness?"
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"And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. And the one on whom seed was sown on the good ground, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit..." Matthew 13:22–23.

Kevin warns us that the thorns of busyness are lethal. How is busyness killing you spiritually?
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Take a moment to look back over all your answers to the questions in this series. What theme typifies your unique brand of busyness?
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"Be still, and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10. For the next month, set aside time every day—even if it's only for 5 minutes—to slow down. Use those moments of calm to just sit in God's presence and to meditate on His word. Ask Him to deliver you from among the thorns of busyness and to set you on the good ground.


If you'd like to hear more from Kevin about his problem with busyness and how he's learning to overcome it, check out his book, Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short book about a (Really) Big Problem, at crossway.org.