Busyness or Fruitfulness Author:Joyce Meyer Joyce Meyer begins her message on the back of the four cassette series #A164. — When I ask people how they are, about fifty percent respond, "I'm busy." Why is everyone so busy? What can be done about it? What kinds of fruit are being produced by all their busyness? — We must recognize the difference between busyness and fruitfulness... more ». Business is defined as "occupied: crowded with activity." Fruitfulness means "to bear or produce abundantly that which is profitable." In the Bible, we are never commanded to be busy, but God says a lot about fruitfulness.
Busyness is really a deception. We are often busy doing things God never told us to do or still working on things God was finished with a long time ago.
I believe this important series will motivate you to take a serious look at your activities and decide which ones aren't bearing fruit. We need to spend our time doing things that accommodate the call of God on our lives. Whether you are called to be a wife and mother, a husband and father, a teacher, a traveling evangelist, or whatever occupation, I encourage you to put your time into your purpose and do away with the mediocrity of unfruitful activity.« less