🔌 When Productivity Disconnects You from God
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🔌 When Productivity Disconnects You from God

Issue #62: The Work-Life Balance Myth, Heavenly-Mindedness, When Everything is a Priority, 5 Thoughts on Procrastination, Burned-Out Pastors, and more.

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Dear steward,

I hope you’ve had a productive and God-honoring week so far.

We’ve been a busy bee over here at the RP headquarters.

I'll have some more information about that next week. But if you want the full scoop on Redeeming Productivity Academy, make sure you're on the waitlist,

Okay, let's get into this week's Roundup!

✨ New on Redeeming Productivity

🎙When Productivity Disconnects You from God (22 mins)

In this episode, we talk about the real temptation to let work and productivity consume your life. If we aren’t careful we can become disconnected from creation, our relationships, and even God. But if we approach productivity correctly, it can be a vehicle for greater faithfulness.

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🧑‍💻The Roundup

Debunking the ‘Work-Life Balance’ Myth (3 mins)

But through my career of 30-plus years, I’ve found that work-life balance is a myth. It’s a myth because “balance” suggests a static state of being, whereas life is constantly changing. But it’s also a myth because work is not the opposite of life—it isn’t something separate from life.”

(Denise Lee Yohn / The Gospel Coalition)

The Art of Heavenly-Mindedness (6 mins)

“Rather than overburden us with all the “gear” we’ll ever need at the start, God supplies for our needs along the way. To keep us from infatuation, self-reliance, and stagnation God provides what we need when we need it.”

(Stephen Spinnenweber / Reformation 21)

How to prioritize (when everything's a priority) (5 mins)

The famed Eisenhower was supposed to be the panacea for all of our prioritization problems. . . . It turns out that when everything is important AND urgent, the Eisenhower Matrix stops working.”

(Rad Reads)

5 Thoughts on Procrastination (1 min)

This is a great roundup of some of the different root causes of procrastination.

“Procrastination is the soul rebelling against entrapment.”

(Ali Abdaal)

Dear Burned-Out Pastor: Seven Steps Toward Long-Term Health (7 mins)

“Nothing helped me overcome my spiritual depression, deep shame, and emotional pain of ministry more than connecting my head and heart with the glorious hope of heaven.”

(Scotty Smith / Desiring God)

🖋Quote of the Week

The everyday choices I make regarding money and possessions are of eternal consequence.

– Randy Alcorn

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