Posted by: springsinthedesert | April 27, 2010

Are You Busy??

This is a story which was forwarded to me by one of my friends. While reading this, I felt the urge to publish it.  Hope this will be a blessing to you.

Satan called a worldwide convention. In his opening address to his evil angels, he said, “We can’t keep Christians from going to church. We can’t keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth. We can’t even keep them from conservative values. But we can do something else. We can 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 church, let them have their conservative lifestyles, but steal their time, so they can’t gain that experience in Jesus Christ. This is what I want you to do, angels. Distract them from gaining hold of their Savior 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 unnumbered schemes to occupy their minds” he answered. “Tempt them to spend, spend, spend then borrow, borrow, borrow. Convince the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work six or seven days a week, ten to twelve hours a day so they can afford their lifestyles. Keep them from spending time with their children. As their family fragments, soon their homes 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, to keep the TV, VCR, CD’s and their PC’s going constantly in their homes. 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 their coffee tables with magazines and newspapers. Pound their minds with news 24 hours a day. Invade their driving moments with billboards. Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, sweepstakes, mail order catalogues, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering, free products, services and false hopes.”

“Even in their recreation, let them be excessive. Have them return from their recreation exhausted, disquieted, and unprepared for the coming week. Don’t let them go out in nature to reflect on God’s wonders. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, concerts and movies instead. And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences and unsettled emotion.”

“Let them be involved in soul-winning. But crowd their lives with so many good causes they have no time to seek power from Christ. Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family unity for the good of the cause.”

It was quite a convention in the end. And the evil angels went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere to get busy, busy, busy and rush here and there.

Has the devil been successful at his schemes? You be the judge.

Author Unknown

Are you busy? Do you feel that there is no time for God after spending all your time for everything else? Check out whether you have fallen into Satan’s deadly trap.

God Bless,

Rani John



  1. This makes me feel so grateful for my simple, not-so-busy lifestyle! How good He is to me! God bless you! deb

    • Deb,
      Its always great to have a simple life…a life to enjoy every little thing. But our world has made it very complicated and stressful…I think we should often recheck our schedules to find out whether we are giving more priorities to unnecessary things…

      God Bless,

  2. wow, very good.
    That hits us all right on the spot. I am convicted on this for sure, and I pray daily to untangle. Great choice to post.
    God Bless

    • Jim,
      That word is so appropriate Jim…’untangle’. I’m glad that this story was a blessing.
      God Bless,

  3. Rani,

    Thank you for posting this. I read this article almost ten years ago…those very same words which are even more relevant today than the first time I read them then. Yes…I am learning to take my time to give my priorities to the things that matter…in this life and in eternity!

    God bless you, my dear.


    • Gladwell,

      I think we should check our priorities everyday, because Satan can decieve us any time, by taking our attention to things that are of no value.

      God Bless,

  4. Very true story Rani, thank you for posting it. It is something I have perpetual trouble with. Blessings!


    • Eden,

      I have trouble in that area too….I run around for things that are of less importance when my first priority should be Jesus.Thank you for stopping by.

  5. Rani, Between Martha and Mary, Jesus said that Mary had chosen the better thing – to sit at His feet. We all need to be more like Mary, though Satan would certainly like us to be busy and worrisome like Martha. Thanks for sharing this great story. Peace, Linda

    • Linda,

      I love that story of Mary and Martha….I have this ‘ martha syndrome’..worrying about unnecessary things…I pray that we’ll always choose what is the best portion…

      God Bless,

  6. Good story, thanks for sharing it. I have often thought along those same lines. A lot of those methods hit home for me.


    • Thank you for stopping by…I’m glad that the story was a blessing…
      God Bless,

  7. Great story…I often fail to find time to spent with God while I make the time for many other unnecessary things in life. Thank you for making me re-examine my priorities in life!

    God Bless!


    • Thank you Nidhi….Thats something I struggle too…I’m glad the story came to us at the right time…

      God Bless,

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