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Time Crunch (2 of 3)
Pastor Kerry Shook
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Values Collisions Cause:
• Relational Wrecks
• Emotional Crash
• Luke 10:38-42 (NIV)
The answer to my values collision is a values connection
1. REALIZE THE BEAUTY OF CONNECTION
"…but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."
• Matt. 6:33 (NIV)
2. RECOGNIZE THE BENEFITS OF CONNECTION
"Mary has chosen what is better…"
… It's a symbol of beauty. A symbol of love and passion. My wife likes roses. To be honest, I don't really see the value in them. I think to a lot of us guys roses are overpriced and overrated. I mean, they die in a few days. But I have to admit that I don't always see the value in things that are valuable. Like time, for instance. Sometimes I forget that every day is a gift of 86,400 precious seconds. Once you spend it you can never get it back again. A.W. Tosier said, "Time is your most valuable commodity because it's limited." He goes on to say that, "Time is a non-renewable, non-transferable resource. You cannot store it, slow it, hold it up, divide it up or give it up. You can't hoard it or save it for a rainy day. When it's lost it's unrecoverable. When you kill time remember that it has no resurrection." Time is valuable because once you spend it you can never get it back again. When you remember how valuable time is you'll begin to understand that your time management problems are really a values issue. That's why we are in a series that I'm calling Collision, because when your schedule gets overloaded, everything in your life starts to collide and when that happens usually we think it's because of a time crunch. We think if I only had more time to get everything done. Or we think, if I was just better at managing my time. But, in reality, those time collisions are really values collisions. We have these values, these things that we say are important. Really values are what I believe. The things that I value. For instance, my health. I value my health. It's important to me. My family. Family is priority. God comes first in my life. Those are the things I value. Those are the things that are important to me. But then there is how I live. Sometimes I have to admit how I live collides with what I believe. Sometimes I'm unhealthy. I don't eat right and exercise like I should at times. Sometimes work comes before my family. Sometimes God just gets the leftovers and I don't put God first in my life. Sometimes how I live my life goes completely against what I believe. When that happens there is this values collision that causes what I call stress fractures. Stress fractures in my emotions, stress fractures in my relationships.