People of the world are too busy for God, so says a major new five-year study:
In data collected from over 20,000 Christians with ages ranging from 15 to 88 across 139 countries, 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.
Busyness proved to be the greatest challenges in Japan, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Indonesia. Christians in Uganda, Nigeria, Malaysia and Kenya were least likely to rush from task to task. But even in the less-hurried cultures, about one in three Christians report that they rush from task to task.
I am often suckered – it seems – into thinking that if I lived somewhere else in the world, someplace more simple, it would be easier to become close to God.
It isn’t about moving anywhere. It actually isn’t about anything more than stopping and sitting and listening.
Gotta go now…lots to do.