085 - Breaking Away From The “Used To” Camp

March 3, 2020

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 085 – SHOW NOTES




  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 085 titled:

Breaking Away From The “Used To” Camp”


– 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 – What is your favorite or go to “use to” story?
    • JT - (((answer)))
  • JT – You’ll have to tell me what a “used to” story is first.
    • BB (((answer)))
  • JT – How about you.. what’s your go to “used to” story?
    • BB (((answer)))


  1. Bob – POINT: Everyone does it, and all the more – the older we get. “I used to do this”… it’s interesting the things we “used to do” get bigger and better the more we tell them… LIKEWISE the “used to” sins of the past seem to get bigger and worse – although it’s unlikely that we talk about them but they come up in our minds…


MAYBE WE  SHOULD LEARN A GREAT LESSON FROM PAUL …who said he, by God’s grace was able to “forget the things behind” and press toward the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. NO MORE “USED TO”


  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,

Breaking Away From The “Used To” Camp


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

                     “Breaking Away From The “Used To” Camp


  • 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 “Finding Delight In The Lord’s Day”))))

–… & 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


Wasn’t Paul dwelling upon the past when he went through his life prior to Christ?

It seems like a “used to” scenario…


  1. Bob


Let’s look at the context…


Philippians 3:2–11 (ESV) — 2 Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. 3 For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh— 4 though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. 7 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— 10 that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.


  1. JT – Question Two… From a mental standpoint…


What do we do when we find ourselves dwelling in the past with a “used to” story OR worse when a friend is in the “used to” mode?

  1. Bob


RE-DIRECT… or RE FOCUS… go back to the adjustment Paul was making as he consider the past…


Philippians 3:12–14 (ESV) — 12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.


The more we practice this ourselves … the more we can help others get out of the “used to” trap.


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


What about the “used to” trap of going back to old workouts that we “used to” do?


  1. Bob
  • Unless you’ve been using some sport enhancing drugs… your body has changed so it’s unlikely you can still do the workouts you did … otherwise you’ll be talking injury or feeling defeated because you can’t do those same things
  • MODIFY – the old workouts… but in reality look for a new workout


  1. Bob’s final comment


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 085


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


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

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