People need spiritual, emotional, physical, and financial margin in their lives. Many business professionals have "border-less" jobs which can overtake all areas of life. Because of this, it is important to develop habits and principles of taking phsycial time and a mental break from work.
Do you have something in your life that you loose track of time while you are doing it?
Roger Thompson has learned the best way to create margin is to say "no." Take a chunck of time;, find a hobby, carve out valuable family time. Running and woodworking are a couple of Roger's hobbies. In this episode he shares analogies from these hobbies that show the importance of taking rest.
"Margin isn't as simple as taking a day off; it is how you spend your day off." - Roger Thompson
Roger recommends three practices to help build margin into your life:
- Have a friend whom you look forward to spending time with
- Be part of a small group whom you can be acountable to
- Be a witness for Christ through excellence in the spheres you operate in
Learn about Berean Baptist Church in Burnsville, MN: https://www.bereanbaptist.com/
Learn about the ministry, Man in The Mirror: http://maninthemirror.org/
Find the book "Margin" by Richard Swenson: http://www.richardswenson.com/margin/
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