“Embrace the hustle”
”Have hustle and heart”
How often are you asked, by yourself or others, to hustle, to hurry, to push forward?
How often do you let yourself take a break?
How’s that working out for you?
It’s no secret that we live in a busy, demanding world. We embrace the hustle by relying on our adrenaline, caffeine, or other drugs to work hard in the hopes of achieving success. Our motives are usually great; we want to work hard and play hard, and that’s a good thing. But do you ever feel stressed, burned out, drained, or not good enough? Maybe it’s time to take a moment – just a moment – to pause.
Jesus regularly broke away from the crowds, and even his friends, to spend time alone with the Father. This time restored him and allowed him to come back more prepared to work and spend time with others. Maybe it’s time to consider following this practice if you aren’t already.
Today’s Tempus Divum highlights one way to intentionally separate yourself from others to step away from a hurried life and refocus. It’s a tool that’s helped several in our shop be intentional about taking multiple quick moments throughout the day to reflect on what matters most.
Our friends at Ransomed Heart Ministries have published a free app called the One Minute Pause to go along with their new book Get Your Life Back by John Eldredge. It is so good! The app is free to download on iOS and Android for phone or tablet. We have included a three-minute example (below).
Join Chris and John as they discuss the app (above),
Take the three-minute pause (below)
Watch John and Chris’ final thoughts after the pause (below the pause).
This Week’s Resource:
-What part of your life feels hurried?
-How did you feel before doing the three-minute pause?
-How did you feel after taking the pause?
Watch John Mark’s Comer’s video on Silence and Solitude
Practiced Breathing Prayer Exercise from How to Un-hurry workbook
Watch: Connected Film