Being Clueless in a Dying World (Part 2)

In “Being Clueless in a Dying Word (Part 1)”, a final question was asked regarding our knowledge of being clueless, and what we must do.

We must slow down, pause, reflect, and pray (PART 2)

We will never be aware of others if we’re always running wide open.  We will be unable to anticipate the needs of others if we’re too busy or too distracted to think about them.

Think for a moment about your own schedule.  Isn’t it full?  Isn’t it hard to work things in?  Sometimes we simply have to say no, but other times we have merely filled our schedules too full.

Read Matthew 14:22-23

“Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.”

This verse comes after John the Baptist is beheaded, and after the feeding of 5000 men.  Jesus needed this time – and so do you!

In fact no matter where you turn – scripture, modern leaders, parenting advice – all of these reference you having an opportunity to reflect (leadership author John Maxwell calls it “thinking time”, parent training calls it “quiet time”).

We need time to process things, to stop merely reacting, and to think long-term.

What are ways you slow down, pause, reflect, and pray?

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4 responses to “Being Clueless in a Dying World (Part 2)”

  1. tcavey says :

    When I get too busy, I find my soul crying out for me to pause and spend time with God. Sometimes that may mean only 5 mins, other times it means huge chunks of time where I cancel all my other obligations and just sit with my Father.
    One of my favorite places to “think” about what God is doing in my life and my family is in the shower. It’s quiet in there and no distractions🙂

    • sparkvoice says :

      Wow – TC – you clear your entire schedule to refocus? That takes discipline and listening to yourself. How did you learn to take that kind of action to help you get “clued-in”?

  2. Dan Black says :

    I use some of my driving time to slow down (mentally:) reflect, and pray. I usually do this at the start of my commute to work. Sometimes it’s for 10 minutes while other times it’s my entire driving time. Great post!

    • sparkvoice says :

      Dan do you normally have a list or something in mind? Between prayer and growth material on your commute you’ve made it pretty valuable time.

      On Friday, February 28, 2014, SparkVoice wrote: >

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