87: Tensions of Life

In this episode Thane and Adam dive deep into what it really means to pursue a balanced life. Today's society has made being a workaholic the new normal, but it doesn't have to be.

During this conversation they dissect how to truly rest and uncover what we often forget when it comes to resting with intentionality. If you are like most people and are feeling burnt out, this episode is made just for you.

Show Notes:

Work and Rest - Tim Keller sermon

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“Business is a form of God-ness that we inflict on ourselves so that we don’t have to face that unknown.” - Adam Setser

"We make ourselves busy with what’s clearly known in our lives, and then if we leave space and opens to that, we are afraid of what might pop out and ruin our world as we created it.” - Adam Setser

“It’s easier to wait until you have clarity than it is to say ‘I don’t know.’” - Thane Marcus Ringler

“I think there’s something about rest because it doesn’t necessarily produce something tangible, it’s almost an unknown because we think that it won’t lead to beneficial products or results or achievements that we can hang our head on.” - Thane Marcus Ringler

“Resting inevitably is a spiritual exercise.” - Adam Setser

 "If you don’t have peace with god, you fill your time up because you don’t have peace with god because you’re running from him.” - Adam Setser

“We are free to achieve less than 100% because we can’t we’re imperfect people. And Christ is not wanting us to do that.” - Adam Setser

“We are resting in the completed work of Christ and now all we’re doing is adding flourishes on top of that.” - Adam Setser

“There’s a point where we have to release a self dependence and rely back on a God dependence.” - Thane Marcus Ringler

“All throughout America there’s just this pressure of comparison, of achievement and of finding our identity in what we do and what we accomplish instead of who we are.” - Thane Marcus Ringler

“I won’t make [a sabbath] happen until I dedicate a day, before the week even begins.” - Thane Marcus Ringler

“Review the day and go ‘where did I fail in this way? Where can I be better? And realize that most of the world doesn’t even involve themselves at that level of self analysis so you’re already ahead doing it.” - Adam Setser

“If we don’t sit with us, we’re not going to know us.” - Thane Marcus Ringler

“I think that’s what is the most critical, practical use of rest is, it's in preparing you to work. So if you don’t rest with that in mind now, then the rest is almost not worth it.” - Adam Setser 

“We need to actually have more focus and more intention with our day of rest than with our days of work.” - Thane Marcus Ringler

Time Markers:

4:30 - Why Rest Is So Hard
10:30 - Different Aspects Of Rest
12:00 - A Pressure to Not Rest
15:30 - Being In & Out Of Balance
20:30 - Rhythms to Stay Consistent
22:30 - The Importance of Rest Days
28:00 - Feeling Fully Rested