101 - Trusting God Or Playing YoYo

June 23, 2020

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 101 – SHOW NOTES



  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 101 titled:

Trusting God Or Playing Yo-yo”

– 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 – How good are you at YO YO?

JT answers


  • Do you ever play YO YO with God?
    • JT – I think you need to explain…
    • Bob explains
    • JT answers


  • JT – In what way do you play YO YO with God?

BB answers


  1. Bob – POINT: One of the dumbest things we do is play YO YO with God… We take our burdens to Him in prayer, get up and take them right back on our shoulders. OR we take time to give God all of our lives in dedication and service, and if we don’t watch out we’ll take things right back again. That’s called YO YO


1 Peter 5:7 (ESV) — 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Luke 9:23 (ESV) — 23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.


  1. JT ------ OK THEN 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,

Trusting God Or Playing Yo-yo”


  1. Presentation and discussion of Bob’s published article,
  • Bob and JT discuss highlights of the PowerBreak blog

Trusting God Or Playing Yo-yo”


  • 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 “Battle For The Mind” with “SPECIAL OFFER”))))

–… & Sermon link on the website.

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  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


PRE QUESTON ONE – “Did you write this blog as a follow up to the discussion on fear?                       (((BOB ANSWERS)))


QUESTION 1 – “Explain again the YoYo concept and what we can do when we find ourselves doing that…


  1. Bob


Philippians 4:6-8 (ESV)  do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

As you cast the worry upon God, focus on His care with an attitude of gratitude both for what He has done in the past, what He promises in the form of peace, and what He is going to do about the situation which has caused you worry. In return, you will enjoy peace in place of anxiety. This is casting your care upon Him instead of playing yo-yo with your cares.


Matthew 6:25-30 (ESV)  "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

  1. JT – Question Two… “FROM THE MENTAL ASPECT” - Upon what do we focus then to avoid the YO YO syndrome?


  1. Bob


  • God’s promises
  • God’s provision in the past

Romans 8:28–32 (ESV) — 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?


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


Is there a standard of eating during a workout?


  1. Bob


60 minutes or less – just hydration and avoid carbs in your hydration..

1 to 3 hours – hydration but with a small amount of carbs depending on the intensity

3 to 6 hours – hydration with carbs and some protein

6 hours plus – all the above and lots of it… without making yourself feel full.

  • Experiment with what suits you…


What say you?

  • JT answers


  • BB It takes discipline to not over fill yourself with carbs…

1 Corinthians 9:27 (ESV) — 27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.


  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 101


  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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