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Ever feel like you can't catch your breath? Perhaps you need some...[inhale]...breathing room...[exhale]. We all do. In our attempt to get the most out of life, it's easy to lose control of our lives. For most of us, breathing room feels more like a luxury than a necessity.
In this 4-part series, Andy Stanley shows us how to create breathing room in our schedules, our finances, and our relationships. DOWNLOAD ONLY
Part 1 - Ex-Squeeze Yourself (Andy Stanley)
Our lives are busy and fast-paced. The lack of margin increases our stress and shortens our tempers. It can distract us from the most important things in our lives . . . and our relationships suffer. It can even affect our relationship with God because there's a connection between our willingness to create margin and our faith.
Life is better with breathing room. Matthew 6:31-34, Deuteronomy 24:19, Leviticus 19:9-10
Part 2 - Time (Andy Stanley)
We're all busy. Our schedules are packed with career, family, friends, church, and other responsibilities. Sometimes our days are so full that we don't enjoy anything because we're trying to do everything. Our relationship with God and with others benefits when we create breathing room in our schedules. But where do we start? Psalm 90
Part 3 - Money (Andy Stanley)
We live in a culture that continually tells us to pursue a higher standard of living in order to improve our quality of life. But "standard of living" and "quality of life" aren't the same thing. One has to do with the stuff we accumulate. The other is about the peace we experience regardless of our circumstances.
What if your pursuit of a standard of living is undermining your quality of life? Luke 16:13
Part 4 - Choosing to Cheat (Andy Stanley)
At some point in our attempts to get the most out of life, we lose control of our lives. We try to force one more thing into our already busy lives and we reach a breaking point. Too much pressure causes an emotional breakdown.
What do you do when your work life is so full you don't have time for the people who matter most? Ephesians 5:21, 25