The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

Posted by: DVULI | March 25, 2022

Hurry, Commitment, Comer

by Brandon Woodward (Cincinnati 2021)

As youth workers, we're always looking for habits to implement that help us tackle our many commitments. However, for many of us in youth work, we are simply too busy to learn new habits. We are on the run constantly, whether in meetings, events for youth, counseling, or countless other commitments. With all of the busyness, the question we must ask ourselves is this: What time in my busy schedule do I carve out for God?

How we answer it makes all the difference. In his book, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, Pastor John Mark Comer provides a roadmap for how to reorient our lives around the most important commitment we have. He also offers habits that set us up for holistic success. In this easy-to-read and highly practical book, you will learn how to take simple steps to create healthy habits of Sabbath, simplicity, silence, and solitude in your spiritual life that will lead to living a life from a full cup instead of an empty one.

The section on Sabbath was worth its weight in gold for me personally. Sabbath was such a foreign practice that I didn't think I could implement because of my commitments, but after being challenged to "start where you are and build slowly," it's been immensely life-giving for me, my family, and the ministries I lead! As theologian Walter Brueggemann stated, "People who keep Sabbath live all seven days differently."

If you are looking to start healthy habits, I encourage you to check out this work by Pastor John Mark Comer.