“Hurry is not of the devil, it is the devil” (Carl Jung).
I have a hard time with the whole Rest and Relaxation thing. There are days when I feel like that little kid from Talladega Nights–“I’m all jacked up on mountain dew!”–and I realize my day is nonstop movement. Life feels like a series of things to check off a to-do list. Constantly, it seems, I am thinking of what I need to do next in ministry and life. After one event, I’m looking forward to the next; after one message, I’m brainstorming about next week. On and on it goes. And this constant on-the-go lifestyle can be draining. Seriously. You act more like a machine than a person. The problem is only exacerbated when you realize the church seems to promote this kind of busy-with-much-haste lifestyle.