142 - Sellout Or Minimalist

April 21, 2021

The PowerBreak Podcast

Program 142 – SHOW NOTES

THE Q&A FORMAT

  1. OPEN with Tease

(Bob) “This is the PowerBreak Podcast, number 142 titled:

Sellout Or Minimalist

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– 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 are some things in your life to which you can say, you’ve been “sold out?”

 

JT: ANSWER

 

BB: What are some signs of “being sold out?”

 

JT: ANSWER

 

  1. Bob – POINT: Although we know things we really want require being “sold out” – what happens is we tend to venture toward a minimalist attitude of just getting by and missing out on the things in life we really want.

 

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.

Luke 14:27–30 (ESV) — 27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. 28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’

Luke 14:33 (ESV) — 33 So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.

 

  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,

Sellout Or Minimalist

 

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

Sellout Or Minimalist

  • 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 - “Strength Training For Your Love Life” and –… & Sermon link on the website.

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  1. JT – This is the PowerBreak Podcast, I’m JT along with Bob Brubaker and this is the  –– 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 - FROM THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF LIFE….

 

“Sold Out to God” seems pretty extreme to some people… why is this so important?

  1. Bob

Isn’t that how God has declared Himself to be is to us? And isn’t that how we count on Him to be?

 

Psalm 121:1–4 (ESV) — 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. 4 Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

 

((ILL Elijah))

 

Isaiah 49:13–16 (ESV) — 13 Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted. 14 But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me; my Lord has forgotten me.” 15 “Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. 16 Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

Mark 12:28–34 (ESV) — 28 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 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.” 32 And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. 33 And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” 34 And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions.

  • God commands us to be sold out for a purpose… it’s the only way to truly enjoy His best for us…
  • Anything less is robbing God of what He justly deserves from us.

 

  1. JT – Question Two… “FROM THE MENTAL ASPECT” –

 

How do we keep from slipping into a minimalist attitude without going overboard into a compulsive “legalistic” attitude that makes whatever we seem like drudgery?

 

  1. Bob

First – keep in mind why we slip into a minimalist attitude – IT’S THE LAZY IN ALL OF US… sometimes it’s warranted as we’ll talk about in the physical that we have a tendency to go overboard and do to much – but most of the time we have to fight off SLOTH… Ever notice how many times the book of Proverbs talks about the sluggard or the one who is slothful? We all have a lazy side that wants to just be comfortable.

Secondly, we keep the goal in mind and have in mind the pleasures of achieving that goal… (picture crossing the finish line, earning the advancement, or hearing from Jesus, ‘well done good and faithful servant.”

Third – instead of facing whatever we are going to do as hit and miss which is more likely to miss – figure out what it takes and break it down into bite size pieces… “inch by inch it’s a cinch.” It’s amazing what momentum of making progress will do.

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

 

Let’s talk about minimalist training in the physical side of life and how that can be a good thing.

 

  1. BB & JT discuss ---

 

  • People that take on big athletic goals have a tendency to go overboard and do too much to the detriment of their health and their training.
  • Minimalist training has appeared to say, you don’t have to run a marathon to train for a marathon….
  • Sure you want to put in some time and distance … that is significant but training involves pieces in distance, strength, speed, etc. and races involve putting it all together.
  • Follow a plan that is right for you and stick to it… knowing you can go much farther and faster than you think…going into an event worn out will get you to the place of wanting to bail out early.

On the other hand…..

 

Bob’s final comment – It takes discipline ….

 

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

Closing statement Bob…. “check out today’s show notes at bobbrubaker.com and click on the PowerBreak podcast – today’s show is 142.

 

  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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