Faithful Presence. 11.2.12

by Aaron K.

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Faithful Presence. 11.2.12

"To be fully engaged, we must be physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused and spiritually aligned with a purpose beyond our immediate self-interest. Full engagement begins with feeling eager to get to work in the morning, equally happy to return home in the evening and capable of setting clear boundaries between the two." -Tony Schwartz, The Power of Full Engagement

This quote is great in that it quickly delineates the difference between being faithfully present in life and being disengaged, existing in body while being absent in the mind. The author’s premise in his book is refreshing in that he clarifies that its our energy, not time, that becomes the fundamental currency for high performance. All our daily decisions, commitments and habits effect our energy levels, thus effecting and further defining our degree of engagement and faithfulness in life. Action. My sons, our goal in life is to be faithfully present steward’s…actively and energetically engaged in the various areas of life God has given us. It’s tricky, while our smallest daily habits and choices seem isolated, they mysteriously compound effecting everything. Practically speaking-our time with God in word and prayer, when and what we eat, how long we sleep, how we exercise, viewing habits with TV, playing on phones and computers at night, work commitments, friend commitments…you name it, are all spiritual issues for they effect our energy levels and our degrees of engagement in life. Each individual is different, yet seek to always maximize your energy levels and decrease distractions in order to most vibrantly and blessedly engage faithfully in life. It is the true definition of a Godly man who is faithfully present.