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DEATH TO BUSY

BRITTANY PETKAU

SCRIPTURE

A Message from God-of-the-Angel-Armies: “The people procrastinate. They say this isn’t the right time to rebuild my Temple, the Temple of God.”

 

Shortly after that, God said more and Haggai spoke it: “How is it that it’s the ‘right time’ for you to live in your fine new homes while the Home, God’s Temple, is in ruins?”

 

“Take a good, hard look at your life. Think it over. You have spent a lot of money, but you haven’t much to show for it. You keep filling your plates, but you never get filled up. You keep drinking and drinking and drinking, but you’re always thirsty. You put on layer after layer of clothes, but you can’t get warm. And the people who work for you, what are they getting out of it? Not much—a leaky, rusted-out bucket, that’s what. That’s why God-of-the-Angel-Armies said: “Take a good, hard look at your life. Think it over.”

Haggai 1:2-7

SUMMARY

We often think that what we say are the most important things in our lives is an accurate representation of what we spend our time on, but in reality, what we spend our time on is a way more accurate representation of what we think is important. When the Jewish people in Haggai were having trouble prioritizing, God tells them to “think it over”. The message is the same for us today: Think over what is most important to you and how you are spending your time. In this message, we look at three really practical ways of killing “busy” and prioritizing what is actually important.
If we aren’t intentional about our time with God, that time is going to be used up by everything else.

REFLECTION QUESTIONS 

1.

What are some priorities in your life? Now think, what typically fills up your days. Does your schedule align with your priorities?

2.

Statistics show that 64% of young adults that regularly attended church at one point say they left the church for at least a year between the ages of 18 and 22. Did you have this experience? Why did you leave the church? What brought you back?

3.

How has this season of Covid-19 changed the way that you prioritize God?

CALL TO ACTION

Brittany gave three practical ways to begin to align our schedules with our priorities. The first is to set assign the first few minutes of our day with God. The second is to schedule in church. And last of all, to kill the word "busy" and begin to change our language to "prioritize".

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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Fight Hustle, End Hurry

 

John Mark Comer & Jefferson Bethke

ARTICLES

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Big Rocks

 

Jonathan Pukluda

The Porch Blog

VIDEOS

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