Terry Storch Dispatch w14.2019
As I shared in an IG devotional earlier this week, I have not done a good job as of late protecting and honoring the Sabbath. The reality is, this is a very busy time in our lives, and I could give a lot of excuses. But, they all would just be excuses. Not honoring the Sabbath has lead me to be tired and worn out. I am not at dangerous levels yet, but I am thankful that in this season, I am self-aware of how this cycle looks in my life.
You may be wondering why I am sharing this? Why open today's dispatch with being tired, and not honoring the Sabbath? Well, because I just do not think enough people talk about it. For the most part, today's environment honors hustle, hard work, grinding it out, and all of that can lead to workaholic behaviors. Tuesday, I wrote that we must find our fulfillment in Jesus. When this is off, we will head in the wrong direction, chasing after the wrong things.
Maybe God knew what he was doing when He placed “Sustainable” in my spirit as my word of the year. I just added Garden City by John Mark Comer to my Audible reading list. Thanks for all the recommendations.
On the topic of fulfillment, it is easy to find ourselves chasing after the wrong things. This past weekend, I witnessed what true fulfillment looks like. When I saw this, it hit me what real fulfillment should feel like. Seeing your wife and seventeen-year-old daughter in active pursuit of Jesus by worshiping Him is greater than anything that can come from workaholic behaviors.
There’s a common safe place: Being busy.
"We’re supposed to give you a pass because you were full on, all day. Frantically moving from one thing to the other, never pausing to catch your breath, and now you’re exhausted.
No points for busy.
Points for successful prioritization. Points for efficiency and productivity. Points for doing work that matters.
No points for busy."
This is a brilliant article from Ryan Holiday - It’s Not Enough to Be Right—You Also Have to Be Kind. It spoke to me on many levels. Mainly because we live in a Social Media world where it is so easy to criticize, rant, and throw stones without humanizing others. It reminds me of John 8, where Jesus ultimately said, “Let he who has no sin cast the first stone.”
Feedback is a huge part of our culture, and something I have found to a major part of my personal growth in the last decade. So, coming across this HBR article The Feedback Fallacy really intrigued me. WOW...such a great read! It's a bit long but so worth it.
Most engaged Instagram post last week: