He also distracts us through busyness. It was Louie Giglio who said that we do not come to church to worship, we should come “worshiping to church.” What he meant is simply this: If my schedule is too busy to allow me to worship God in private, I will usually be too distracted to worship God when I arrive on Sunday morning.
Research reveals that busyness really is a big problem. In data collected from over 20,000 Christians in 139 countries (though mostly in America) and between the ages of 15 and 88, The Obstacles to Growth Survey found that, on average, more than 4 in 10 Christians around the world say they "often" or "always" rush from task to task. About 6 in 10 Christians say that it's "often" or "always" true that "the busyness of life gets in the way of developing my relationship with God." If you broke it down by profession, guess who were the most likely people to say they rushed from task to task? Pastors! 54% said that this was a problem for them and 65% said that it adversely affected their relationship with God. Dr. Michael Zigarelli concluded: “It's tragic and ironic: the very people who could best help us escape the bondage of busyness are themselves in chains."