Session 1 - I Quit Making Excuses
Talking through the message during the week helps you turn what God is saying to you into action steps. These talking points, questions and scriptures are designed to help you take the next step. If you are leading a group through this guide, don’t feel like you have to answer every question. Pick out those questions that will stir up conversation and action among your group.
What are some of your New Years resolutions?
What was some things that you have quit over the past year?
Read Joshua 14:7-9 Caleb recounts the story of spying in the promise land.
What was Caleb’s report based on?
What was the fellow Israelites convictions based on?
Why is it so important to base our decisions on conviction over confidence?
What are some of the dangers of continually making excuses when it comes to doing the things God desires you to do?
Read Joshua 14:10-11. Caleb speaks on his own health and state of mind.
How does our desire to beloved clog our calendars?
From the message today what is the difference between being reactive verses proactive?
How does living proactively create margin in our schedules?
Read Philippians 2:14-16
What are some activities that cause us to be reactive?
Why is the statement “the word No will never show up in you vocabulary if you’re living your whole life trying to be loved by people” so true?
How can getting rid of things in our routine allow God to fill us with things we need?
How does busyness not create extra time but instead lead to frustraion
How is the myth of busyness equates value all wrong?
Read Matthew 11:28-30
Here are some specific things you can do this weekthat will help you to begin to create margin in your schedule and combat business.
One of the most important ways you can find rest is to base your decisions on conviction (what God can do) over confidence (what you can do.)
Letting love for others build our schedule over our own selfish desire to be loved will allow you to say “no” to those things that really matter and take away the need to please.
Make your schedule this week based on the idea that you are loved by God and he has great things for you to do so you must not say yes to everything to please others.
Slow down busyness is not creating extra time or adding value to your life. In fact the opposite is true. God has an incredible life for you so stop running past it and enjoy it.