LTP 25- Rethinking The Glorification Of Busy

by | Apr 13, 2016

In this podcast Episode, David & Caron Loveless discuss how to Rethink The Glorification of Busy.

The busyness of our lives has led to unprecedented levels of exhaustion, stress, and vulnerability. Conventional wisdom tells us to the key to sanity is changing or better managing the external chaos of life. But transformative wisdom tells us that our internal chaos is ALWAYS the key to changing our external chaos.

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Here is a brief summary of today’s episode of “The Live True Podcast.”  You can use this as a reference or reminder of key things you feel like you need to pay attention to or pass on to others, in the next 7 days of your life.

The typical conversation these days always start with the same question: “How are you doing?” And the standard answer is usually: “Busy… tired… exhausted.”

Can this be different?  Should it be different?


Busyness and exhaustion seems to be the new merit badge of acceptance these days.

Here are three take-away’s you’ll find in listening to the audio portion of today’s podcast:

  1.  Regularly ask the deeper question of why, what, or who of your exhaustion.

Our exhaustion and busyness usually comes from one of three places:

A. Needing more approval

B. Needing more assets

C. Needing more achievement

Eccl 2:10-11  “My heart took delight in all my labor,  and this was the reward for all my toil.  Then I took a good look at everything I’d done, looked at all the sweat and hard work. But when I looked, I saw nothing but smoke. Smoke and spitting into the wind. There was nothing to any of it. Nothing.”

  1.  Learn to be more intentional about your on and off switch. 

Genesis 1 gives us the key to our on and off switch.

Here is one practice David uses: Each day have one “must do” on your human doing list… and then one “must be” on your human being list.

  1.  Learn to value & cultivate the practice of stillness. Internal that guides the external. 

Matt 11: 28-30   “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

What are you setting for VS What are you designed for?

To find out more, listen to this podcast in its entirety by clicking on the play button.

Additional Resources referenced in todays podcast

**** You can check out Our NEW BOOK- Available in digital, softcover, or audio – 

NOTHING TO PROVE : Find the Satisfaction and Significance You’ve Been Striving for at the Core of Your True Identity by clicking HERE.

If you’d like to watch David’s recent weekend message at First Baptist Church Orlando, on the topic of “Lies We Believe- I Can Manage On My Own” then click HERE.

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