Saturday, November 28, 2009

On Productivity..

Such an intense level of activity isn't sustainable in the long run. Being stretched out too thin isn't the best way. More importantly, the motivation behind these activities- shouldn't these matter more than the activities itself? Time to reconsider one's commitments, no?

Most of the time, I think I miss the whole point completely. I Read this recently and found it quite enlightening:

"..we don't have to be productive. By this I mean: your significance does not come from your productivity. It comes from Christ, who obeyed God perfectly on our behalf such that our significance and standing before God comes from him, not anything we do. Then, on that basis, we pursue good works (which is what productivity is) and do so eagerly, as it says in Titus 2:14." -taken from and interview with Matt Perman, director of strategy, Desiring God.

Seems to make so much sense, yet the struggle to live under grace is still so real. Certainly, Markus had it right:

Activity in itself resolves nothing.

Exhaustion is the easy way out.

Meaning is not found in normlessness.

Jesus you are my point of reference.

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