Busy Body: Part 3 - "YOLO, so Death to FOMO"

Series: Busy Body

Living in the 21st century has given us so much awareness – awareness of everything that there is to do, see, experience and accomplish. We have more options and more opportunities than anybody before us. And it’s not just schedules that are busy.  Even our unscheduled time is busy. Cell phones ringing, texts dinging, breakdancing cats on YouTube. There’s so much to do that we don’t want to miss out. Moses has something to say about making the most of your life. Considering how much he accomplished in his life (he liberated a people from slavery and establishing a brand-new country… not a bad life’s work), he has something important to say about the optimal way to make a difference and leave a mark. But his approach is counterintuitive. The way to do and experience and accomplish the most is to embrace your limitations. If we learn how to recognize how limited our time on earth is, and embrace how limited we are, we will, ironically, gain the capacity to truly be productive.

Speaker: Jason Ewart

January 20, 2022

Jason Ewart

Lead Pastor

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Busy Body

Part 3 – “YOLO, so Death to FOMO”

January 20 & 23, 2022

 

Genesis 1:27

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

 

Genesis 2:7

Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

 

Psalm 90:1-2   

Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.  Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. 

 

Psalm 90:3

You turn people back to dust, saying, "Return to dust, you mortals."

 

Psalm 90:4  

A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.

 

Psalm 90:5-6

You sweep people away in the sleep of death; they are like the new grass of the morning--  though in the morning it springs up new, by evening it is dry and withered.

 

Psalm 90:10  

Our days my come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away. 

 

Psalm 90:12

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

 

Homework: What’s one thing you must eliminate to embrace your limitations?

 

 

Groups Questions

  1. How has your perception of time changed since you were a child?

 

  1. Have you ever believed that if you could just get enough work done you would finally have rest? How did that work out?

 

  1. Which limitations are you most likely to resist?

   

    4.  Read Psalm 90:1-6. If you had to guess, how many years do you have left to live? As you read and think about the brevity of life, does it increase depression? Resolve? Other? Why?

 

  1. Read Psalm 90:10-12. What does it mean to "number our days"? How does this lead to wisdom?

 

  1. Remembering that the context of your life is “from everlasting to everlasting” who or what do you need to prioritize? What limitation do you need to embrace?

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