Hebrews 12:1 (ESV)

Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith

12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

Luke 21:34 (ESV)

Watch Yourselves

34 “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.

When life becomes chaotic, we become…

  • Scattered
  • Reactive
  • Frantic
  • Stressed

Job 9:25 (ESV)

25 “My days are swifter than a runner;
they flee away; they see no good.

Proverbs 19:2 (ESV)

2 Desire without knowledge is not good,
and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.

Exodus 33:14 (ESV)

14 And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28-29 (ESV)

28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Simplifying the Chaos

Psalm 90:12 (ESV)

12 So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.

1. Identify your unique values.

Jeremiah 6:16 (ESV)

16 Thus says the Lord:
“Stand by the roads, and look,
and ask for the ancient paths,
where the good way is; and walk in it,
and find rest for your souls.
But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’

2. Identify your single most important objective.

Proverbs 17:24 (ESV)

24 The discerning sets his face toward wisdom,
but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

Philippians 3:13 (ESV)

13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,

3. Check your progress often.

Proverbs 21:5 (ESV)

5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance,
but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.

Proverbs 13:17 (ESV)

17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
but a faithful envoy brings healing.

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