"What things are there in our country, our church, our family, our lives that may fall into this category?
A common perception in our culture is that busyness = significance. Yet the truth is that so often, busyness robs us of relationship, one of the most significant things in the universe. What seems like more is actually less – a lie perpetuated by the enemy.
Our culture is obsessed with happiness, with doing whatever it takes to avoid pain. As a result, the church tend to focus on the positive aspects of the gospel while neglecting the seriousness of sin and its devastating consequences. In our efforts to promote eternal life, we forget that it requires death to everything of this world. Jesus said in John 12:25…
“The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.”
The apparent truth that happiness in this life is the goal is actually an eternal lie."