Being Busy-It’s the devil’s favorite tactic

The devil is out to seek, kill and destroy. He wants to steal our peace and fill us with anything that is not from God. As I pondered and reveled in my onw peace today, I was reminded of how the devil works in so many peoples lives to keep them busy and thus being able to get their focus off of God and onto other things that don’t matter. May it help you to re-focus on the things of God and take your eyes of the things of the world, which is not our home and is fleeting. Blessings and peace.

The Devil’s Convention: Author Unknown
Satan called a worldwide convention.

In his opening address to his evil angels, he said,’We can’t keep the Christians from going to church.’

‘We cannot keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth.’

‘We cannot even keep them from forming an intimate, abiding relationship experience in Christ. If they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken. So let them go to their churches; let them have their conservative lifestyles, but steal their time, so they can’t gain that relationship with Jesus Christ.’

‘This is what I want you to do angels …

Distract them from gaining hold of their Saviour and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!’

‘How shall we do this?’ shouted his angels.

‘Keep them busy in the nonessentials of life and invent innumerable schemes to occupy their minds,’ he answered. ‘Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow.’

‘Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty lifestyles. Keep thern from spending time with their children.’

‘As their family fragments, soon, their home will offer no escape from the pressures of work!’

‘Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice. Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive. Keep the TV, VCR, CDs, and their PCs going constantly in their home and see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays non-biblical music constantly. This will jam their minds and break that union with Christ.’

‘Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers. Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day. Invade their driving moments with billboards. Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order catalogues, sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products, services and false hopes.’

‘Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines so the husbands will believe that external beauty is what is important, and they will become dissatisfied with their wives. Ha! That will fragment those families quickly!’

‘Even in their recreation, let them be excessive. Have them return from their recreation exhausted, disquieted and unprepared for the coming week’.

‘Do not let them go out in nature to reflect on God’s wonders. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, concerts, and movies instead.’

‘Keep them busy, busy, busy! And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences and unsettled emotions.’

‘Go ahead, let thern be involved in soul winning; but crowd their lives with so rnany good causes they have no tirne to seek power frorn Jesus.’

‘Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family for the good of the cause.’

It will work! It will work!

It was quite a convention. The evil angels went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere to get busier and more rushed, going here and there.

I guess the question is has the devil been successful at his scherne? You be the judge!

Does ‘busy’ rnean: B-eing U-nder S-atan’s Y-oke?

8 thoughts on “Being Busy-It’s the devil’s favorite tactic

  1. In our line of work the number one killer of ministry and ministry families (aside from relational difficulties) is getting so caught up in our work for God that we lose sight of our lives in God. The deceptive nature of working for God is that it is “for Him”, but when our inner man dries up, we discover that maybe the working was really “for us” and had little to do with Him.

    Good thoughts. Thanks for seeking to keep us ministry folk honest and real.


  2. Good post! This is exactly what is happening to many Christians today. Satan knows he can’t steal our inheritance so he works to make us ineffective or too busy for kingdom work. This is something I must deal with in my life.

  3. Yes. Thank you! It’s up to us to say “no” to all the temptations, whatever they may be, that would keep us from having our personal, individual relationships with Jesus, Son of the one, true living God.

  4. My Brother sent this to me several years ago…. I just missed out seeing a newphew from out of state because they were just too busy. I am going to send this to my Sister and my Nephew. So timely, how many times have I heard this said in just this last week! I am so busy! I am too busy! I am up to my eyeballs! I have so much to do! Thanks for writing this, not sure when but it’s always going to be timely!

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