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Have the Spiritual Breakfast of Champions every morning, so you can say “no” to some things and have space to say “yes” to what really matters. Life is filled with demands. I may have good intentions, but sometimes the best choice is to say “no” with wisdom. I can be busy and not accomplish anything.

At times, Jesus touched on this when He and the disciples were spent and needed to stop and rest.

Mark 6:7 The disciples had been training about three years and now were ready to serve. Jesus was getting a return on His investment.

Mark 6:12,13 They went out and preached that men should repent, supported God's promises. After this high point, tragedy struck with the murder of John the Baptist.

Mark 6:30,31 Things were busy, emotions were high, and the disciples were not even taking time to eat. Jesus recognized they needed to bring balance back into their lives so that they could to be more effective, even during serving.

Ecclesiastes 3:13 Not only did Jesus see the importance of balance, but Solomon, a man of wisdom, exhorts that every man should enjoy the results of his work - it is a gift of God. 

It’s okay to recharge and rest mind, body, and soul so that “yes” is balanced and impactful.

Balance applies to many areas. Relationships need opportunity for reset. Learning to say “no” to consuming cares, even for an evening or a few hours, makes space for an important area of life: family.

Spiritual Breakfast of Champions

Proverbs 2:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 I can ask God for wisdom, knowledge, and understanding for what will unfold during the coming day. How can I best consider, respond, and act? Others are watching me to see how to approach and manage situations.

  • I need wisdom so my bias doesn’t get in front of my ability to be just and fair.
  • I need knowledge because if I stumble into uncharted territory, I may not get a second chance to make an impression.
  • I need understanding to comprehend the potential impact of a situation, the people involved, and myself.

Why is this so important? Jesus didn’t write-off the thief on the cross as merely a thief; he had a soul and now is in heaven.

Luke 23:39,40,41,42,43 The individual before me, who may in the moment be acting in a manner my mortal bias finds repulsive, may respond to kindness and fairness. Can I envision joyfully sharing eternity with this individual?

Balanced Responsibility

Matthew 25:34,35,36,37,38,39,40 Jesus says, “You responded (to Me) in a specific way. You have a responsibility as a Christian to do what is within your ability to meet a need.”