Indeed. Running around like everything depends on us. We're more like Martha than Mary. After all, if we don't do it, it won't get done—or at least won't get done right!
We are deeply flawed. Entirely in se curvatus (curved in on ourselves) as the reformers said. The only solution is to throw ourselves entirely on God in total reliance on his empowering presence through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Then we can call on God the way Elijah did. And we can watch the real fire fall from heaven instead of the frenzy of empty activity that passes for Christianity far too often.