076 - Fighting Off Distractions

December 24, 2019

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 076 – SHOW NOTES

 

THE Q&A FORMAT

 

  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 076 titled:

Fighting Off Distractions”

– I’m Bob Brubaker along with JT as we hope you will stay tuned as we seek to give you a little power in this break to help you succeed in the race of life.”

 

  1. (JT) This is the – PowerBreak Podcast – with a focus on the spiritual, the mental, and the physical aspects – all to help you succeed in the race of life. For show notes from today’s podcast go to bobbrubaker.com and follow the link for the PowerBreak podcast.

 

  1. Welcome – Bob and JT – chit chat about life, walk with God, training, etc.

 

BB&JT: Plea and thank you for ratings and review & for spreading the word via social media and word of mouth…

 

  • BB – Are you ever distracted from doing your job?
    • JT - (((answer)))
  • BB - What do you do when you find yourself distracted?

 

  • JT – How are ministers distracted from doing their job?
    • BB (((answer)))

 

  1. Bob – POINT: We all fight off distractions… fact of life they will be there and it seems the more we rely upon electronics the more temptations there to be distracted… BUT what are we to do?               TAKE A LESSON FROM JESUS

 

John 12:27 (ESV) — 27 “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour.

 

  • In order to fight off distractions we need to have a plan… and stay the course…

 

  1. JT --- LET’S TALK SOME MORE ABOUT THAT as we bring up… WHAT’S NEW –  as we open Bob’s recent blog from bobbrubaker.com …

Bob, tell us what you wrote in your blog,

Fighting Off Distractions”

 

  1. Presentation and discussion of Bob’s published article,

Fighting Off Distractions”

 

  • Bob and JT discuss highlights of the PowerBreak blog
  • Bob concludes with “The PowerBreak blog is found at bobbrubaker.com”

((((:03 PAUSE))))

 

  1. JT – What’s happening Bob? Any news we need to know about this week?”…

 

  1. Bob (((BOOK PITCH FOR “The Power Of Time Management”))))

–… & Sermon link on the website.

(((:03 PAUSE)))

 

  1. JT – “So here we go… in our time for WHAT ABOUT THIS…  –– time for some questions and answers. Feel free to submit your questions by EMAIL TO JT@bobbrubaker.com and we’ll get to the answer on an upcoming PowerBreak. Podcast…

 

  1. JTQuestion ONE

 

In order to fight off distractions – shouldn’t we first determine what is a distraction and what isn’t?

 

  1. Bob

 

Mark 12:29–31 (ESV) — 29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

 

1 Peter 2:11 (ESV) — 11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

 

Galatians 5:17 (ESV) — 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.

 

John 6:38–39 (ESV) — 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.

 

Colossians 3:23 (ESV) — 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

 

  1. JT – Question Two…

 

What’s a mental guard to help us recognize distractions in life?

 

  1. Bob

 

2 Timothy 1:8–13 (ESV) — 8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, 9 who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, 10 and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11 for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, 12 which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me. 13 Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

 

  1. (JT) Third Question …. Turning to the physical aspect of life….

 

What is your favorite go to workout when you have little time?

(((Don’t give me that answer you gave me last time of taking a nap – I’m talking about a workout now… what you do when your schedule is packed but you have a little time.))

 

  1. Bob
  • Swim workout
  • Weight workout – circuit training
  • HOW ABOUT YOU
  1. JT: answer
  2. Bob’s final comment on working out

Point: DISCIPLINE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE --- in all aspects of life

  1. Closing statement Bob…. “check out today’s show notes at bobbrubaker.com and click on the PowerBreak podcast – today’s show is 076

 

  1. JT – Submit your questions by EMAIL to JT@bobbrubaker.com and listen for Bob’s answer on an upcoming PowerBreak Podcast

 

(((:03 pause)))

 

  1. (((commercial by Bob))) --- The Battle For The Mind

 

(((pause for music transition)))

 

  1. (JT) Thank you for joining us for the PowerBreak Podcast. Please subscribe and leave a review where-ever you have downloaded the podcast. Check out the show notes, news, Bob’s weekly blog, and other cool things at bobbrubabaker.com and listen next time for the – “powerbreak podcast.”