Are you a perfectionist? Do you run yourself ragged with your work, or your ministry? And have you asked yourself why?
I have to admit, this was the episode in this series I was secretly least excited about. Not because of my guest; Lindsay Schott is one that I was most excited to have return. But this idea of rest, and giving up a day of work? That doesn’t really light my fire.
But after having the conversation, I realized it was the one I most needed. I think you’re going to find answers that you didn’t even realize you were looking for—partly because you don’t even realize how much the world is demanding hustle. It’s everywhere! This idea that you have to max out your potential and use your opportunities. You have to push yourself and work. Yet what is God saying about our hustle?
I’m delighted to have Lindsay Schott return to the podcast. You’ll remember that Lindsay was with us in season two to talk about “The True Story of the Arrest“. It was one of my most favorite episodes ever, and I highly recommend you listen to it if you haven’t. Lindsay is a Bible teacher, and co-creator of the Women’s Teaching Program at Stonegate Church, which I got to be part of this year! She has a passion for women to be equipped to know the scripture and teach it effectively to others. Also, be sure to check out Lindsay’s watercolor work. It’s absolutely beautiful, and I love that she’s learning to work, but not toil, as she shares her gift of art with us, don’t you?
Where else can I listen to this podcast?
Guest: Lindsay Schott
Bible Passage: Genesis 2:1-3
Get your Freebie: The Live Like It’s True Workbook
Recommended Resources: (Scroll down)
Music: Cade Popkin Music
Producer: Maria Lyons
Who’s Telling you to Hustle?
Friend, if you’re defined by your hustle, proud of your hustle, or being driven to exhaustion by your hustle, maybe it’s time to do as Lindsay suggested and ask yourself, “Why?” God set aside one of the seven days of Creation to model for you something that truly matters: He rested. And he gives rest to you as a gift. Will you live like this is true?
These are some of the books that have helped me prepare for the conversations we’re having about the True Story of the Beginning. I highly recommend each of them. My book, Control Girl, includes a chapter on Eve, titled, “It Looked Good to me.”
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Recommended Podcast Episodes
These are some of the podcasts I have especially appreciated, and which have helped me prepare for the conversations we’re having about the True Story of the Beginning. I highly recommend each of them.Listen on Spotify
Season 4: The True Story of the Beginning
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Did you notice that Lindsay and I talked about another of the world’s false narratives today? Have you thought about how the stories of the BIble correct the false narratives of the world? My LLIT Workbook has a whole process to help you identify these false narratives, and then live like the stories found in the Bible are the true ones. This is a completely free resource that I put together, to help you gain confidence as you study your Bible on your own.
- The 4-page True Story Worksheet
- The 1-page True Story Worksheet
- 2-sided bookmark with Study and Story Tools
- False Narrative Watchlist
- “Awakening to the False Narratives”
- Four Reasons Journaling Prompt
- Reading the Bible as Story, content directory from the Podcast
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