If our souls crave rest what keeps us from taking a Sabbath? I’ve found four rest poachers that have robbed me of the rest God intended for me to enjoy.
God never created us to work 24/7. Maybe you’ve tried and are finding your soul is now restless and burned out.
Are you redeeming your time or regretting your time? We all have the option as to how we use our time. Redemption or regret?
While multi-tasking has become popular, studies have shown that multi-taskers are really suckers for irrelevancy. Imagine a pilot or surgeon multi-tasking for a minute! How would you feel paying a consultant and, while he is consulting you, he’s texting and checking on his fantasy football team or shuffling through papers for his next client? The secret to a fulfilled life is focus – not multi-tasking.
What are you aiming at in life? Living a more focused life means aiming at the target God has for your life. The problem is that many people find themselves shooting at the wrong target or they just shoot randomly and, then, draw a circle around it like the guy in the cartoon comic.
Steve Uzzell said, “Multitasking is merely the opportunity to screw up more than one thing at the time.” Studies show that trying to focus on more than one thing causes a 40% drop in productivity. (That’s 2.1 hours a day that’s lost due to interruptions or distractions.)
What is the most excellent way to live life? The New Living Translation describes it as “a way of life that is best of all.” Many are settling for the good life. But why settle for a good life, or even a better life, if you can have the best life of all?
What are you leaning on in life? All of us lean on something or someone. You may be leaning on your abilities, your intellect or your resources. So far, they’ve proven stable enough to support you. But what about in a real crisis, when the storms of life come and you don’t know what to do?
Where do you spend most of your time? You might say at work or school. The demands of life and responsibilities of day-to-day activities make it difficult for us to find balance. You may have to make a radical adjustment in your schedule to make the time you need, both quality and quantity, with those you love the most.
Before we started living out the One Month to Live lifestyle, Chris and I always had good intentions, but we were never really intentional. Now, rather than hoping we can fit things into our schedule, we are learning to “make time” for the important things. We’re learning more and more that you must make time to do the things that are the most important.