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The weight of so many responsibilities and distractions – even the worthwhile ones – has a crushing effect on a person’s relationship with Christ.  It ruins our taste for spiritual things.  It suppresses our exuberance for spiritual service.  It suffocates our passion for pursuing Christ and the intimate relationship He offers.  It all grinds away at our soul.  Eventually, following Jesus starts to lose its luster.  The blessings and joys of walking with Him are crowded out by myriad tiny details of life.  –  John MacArthur

“Your greatest danger is letting the urgent things crowd out the important.”

Here is a past post where I reflect on a couple book in regards to busyness, schedules, and time. Is life a “schedule” or a “series of moments” for you? Keeping eternal values in mind.

More quotes:

“Busyness is an illness of spirit.” – Eugene Peterson

“The biggest disease in North America is busyness.” – Thomas Merton

“People today are in too much of a hurry to get nowhere.” – AW Tozer

“Idleness is the devil’s workshop, but so is busyness if, while we are busy, we fail in our main responsibility.” – Vance Havner