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PART 1: “MAKING SPACE TO SLOW THE PACE OF YOUR LIFE”

(January 6)

You can be overloaded:

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Change Worries The Pace of Life

“I have no peace! I have no quiet! I have no rest! And trouble keeps coming!"

- Job 3:26 (GW)

LIVING WITH MARGIN: Not using up all I have, but reserving some of my time, energy, and resources for the unexpected.


Margin: The space between my load and my limits. Last Sunday Pastor Nelson gave us 6 steps to learning how to live with margin. One of them in particular was to “Ask myself what drives me to overload my life?” How would you answer this question? Below are your responses.

"I often derive my meaning and purpose in life from the ministry God has given me instead of from God alone. It's easy to get caught up in being needed."

- Rick Saban

"Honest answer; after plenty of work on myself, it's the feeling of never being enough. I have worked on this recently."

- Mardy Peterson

"Money and saving for retirement."

- Joanne Balderston

"I think at this point in my life, it would be my expectations on other people. I set myself up for disappointments when people don't react how I think they would/should. I don't leave margin for actions/reactions other than my expectations, causing stress on me."

- Michelle Wurtz

"Trying to please everyone and do it perfectly."

- Karen Focker

"I can spend too much time in the 'should haves' and the 'what ifs' and not enjoying the 'now'.

- Lee-Ann Nessman

"Family commitments, financial commitment and self commitment."

- Charlene Hannotte

"Wanting to be useful, a hard worker and very capable, often drives me right to my boundaries! In my job every task has great purpose and therefore high intensity and I often don’t know what my limits are until I’ve hit them!"

- Angela Sisco

PART 2: “LEARNING TO SLOW DOWN”

(January 13)

MARGIN is THE SPACE I create between My LOAD and My LIMITS. Margin is having breathing room in your life. It’s creating some reserves so you aren’t running on empty all the time. You need margin in every area of your life: You need physical margin, so you don’t wear out; spiritual margin to defeat temptation and help others, emotional margin for relationships, financial margin to avoid the pressure of debt, and time margin in your schedule, so you are not always rushed and in a hurry and worn out . . . We’ll look at each of these in this series.


Turn it Around in January - Week 2 Question

One important thing we can do in creating some margin in our lives is Learn To Slow Down!
This past Sunday Pastor Brent discussed 5 things you can do in order to overcome “Hurry Sickness.”

Which of the following are you most excited to begin to exercise and why?

1. Learning to be content.
2. Learning to say no.
3. Learning to take a weekly day of Sabbath.
4. Learning to trust in God’s perfect timing.
5. Learning to use love as your filter.

Below are your responses:

4. Learning to trust in God’s perfect timing.
5. Learning to use love as your filter.
2. Learning to say no.
1. Learning to be content.
3. Learning to take a weekly day of Sabbath.

"Love that you let us answer all of the above. It all needs to be learnt and re learnt and then learnt again. Some of us a slow on the uptake."

- Rebecca Fletcher

 

4. Learning to trust in God’s perfect timing.

- Gord Taggart

5. Learning to use love as your filter.
"I selected this one more because I have learnt contentment, of course there is still times I think if only we had more money then I could do such and such but as a rule I am content I have been learning this as a codependent cause I could easily say yes when I really would rather say no This was pounded into me as a child to the point it became a religious ritual not for me. Now I do believe that I need to relax one day but I don’t beat myself up if I wasn’t wise enough to preplan and have to do something God has taught me that in his time I get the answers I want, the products I need and so on But now filter everything through love that is so much more of a challenge, that means I have to put my human nature aside"

- Patricia Fraser

3. "Learning to take a weekly day of Sabbath.
I overload myself with tasks... I don't feel like I can take a day off....I get anxiety just thinking of it!!"

- Michelle Wurtz

4. Learning to trust in God’s perfect timing.
"Sometimes I get impatient when I am praying for someone but I have recently learned that God does the planning not me. So I want to learn to trust his timing."

- Marlene Begg

2. Learning to say no.
"I feel like saying no but struggle to find freedom in it. Partially I just love doing everything, but also I know I hate missing out. I would love to have more peace when I say no. It's so easy to be too busy with "good" things."

3. Learning to take a weekly day of Sabbath.
"What qualifies as a sabbath? What does it actually mean? How do I make sure my sabbath honors God?"

- Shorr Schoepp

4. Learning to trust in God’s perfect timing.
"It helps me not to worry. Ask and I shall receive, but in God’s timing. I trust that when it’s the right time then all will be as it should be."

- Joanne Balderston

4. Learning to trust in God’s perfect timing.

- Shona Hommy

4. Learning to trust in God’s perfect timing.
"I have always had a “feeling” that all things are planned. In the past week The Lord has confirmed for me more than ever, all circumstances may not be caused but they are allowed by him and that he is in control. Romans 8:28. Proverbs 29:11"

- Chris Oilund

4. Learning to trust in God’s perfect timing.
"I'm impatient. And I have control issues. Learning to trust that God's timing is always perfect lifts the burden of trying to control situations out of my control, and gives me peace that everything plays out according to His perfect plan."

- Lee-Ann Nessman

4. "Learning to trust in God’s perfect timing.
God's plan and his rules really are quite simple. Human plans and rules are very complicated and often misguided. Easier said than done, but I gotta learn to 'let go and let God'"

- T Nessman


PART 3: “THE SECRETS OF A PRODUCTIVE LIFE”

(January 20)

You're happier when you are being more productive. Now, the Bible word for this using what God has given to you is called stewardship. Productivity is always about making the most of what you've been given. God is responsible for what he gives you, but you're responsible for what you do with it. Now, making the most of what you've been given is called productivity. And this is true not just to people but also businesses, and churches, and organizations, even nations.

 

PART 4: “KEEPING YOUR TANK FULL INSTEAD OF RUNNING ON EMPTY”

(January 27)

Have you ever run out of gas? I want to give you 10 reasons we run out of gas. I want you to write these down, because every one of them parallel your spiritual life, your emotional life, your relational life, your financial life. Every one of them parallel situations in your life.

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