If the devil can't make you sin he'll make you busy.
Makes you stop and think doesn't it?
You can do the right things for the wrong reasons.
Busyness does NOT equal godliness.
As you prepare for next year, take time to consider your current obligations. Lay them out before God and ask him for insight and wisdom as you choose what to continue and what you might discard.
Are you busy for the sake of busyness or status or to keep up with someone? Are there hidden motives that you need to consider?
Ask God for the courage to take an honest look and the trust to let go of anything that doesn't honor him. There is freedom in the truth and you can trust him to make the best choices for you.
Start 2012 with a trimmed-down 'to-do' list. Don't let the busyness of good things keep you from doing the excellent ones.
I am praying for you.