My Monday review of Craig Groeschel’s book, “Weird: Because normal isn’t working.”
The first section of this book could radically change the way you view the time God has given you. It takes Ephesians 5:16, “making the best use of the time”, to a whole different level.
Top quotes from this section on time:
“What’s most important is often not what seems most urgent.” (29)
“When I’m focusing on what’s important to God, I live differently. I invest my time differently. We’re happy to be weird. Normal isn’t working.” (45)
Jesus “was busy but never hurried. He was productive but never overwhelmed. He accomplished everything God wanted him to do and still spent long, refreshing days in fellowship alone with his Father. Knowing when and how to rest is knowing when and how to acknowledge your limitations and your dependence on God.” (55)
Here is some questions that he asked in regards to time that were very challenging to me:
“When’s the last time you stopped long enough to embrace a matters-the-most moment?” (28)
“Are you set on ‘normal’ and usually lacking time for what’s most important?” (42)
What is “one particular consistent day that’s designated to focus on your relationship with God (and with others) and nothing else?” (60)
Purchase book here.