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700 Club Interactive - Breaking Busy - September 13, 2016

“Breaking Busy” author Alli Worthington shows us how to find peace and purpose in a world of crazy. Read Transcript


I FILLED MY SCHEDULE UP

I FILLED MY SCHEDULE UP

WITH EVERYTHING THAT IS

GOOD.

Gordon: SHE IS A

WIFE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

OF A LARGE BUSINESS, AND A

MOTHER OF FIVE.

I SAID IF WE ARE PAST

OUR CAPACITY OF PHYSICAL

LIMITATIONS, THEN WE'RE

NOT GOING TO ENJOY IT AND

HAVE A SENSE OF CONFIDENCE

AND CALM ABOUT OUR LIVES.

Gordon: ALI

WORTHINGTON SHARES HOW TO

FIND PEACE IN A WORLD OF

CRAZY.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

Gordon: WELL, GOOD

MORNING, AND WELCOME TO

THE SHOW.

THE SCHOOL YEAR, FOR MOST

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, IS

ALMOST OVER, AND WITH THAT

COMES MANY CHOICES AND

DECISIONS.

Terry: GRADUATES HAVE

TO DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO

GET A JOB, GO OFF TO

COLLEGE, OR TAKE SOME TIME

OFF.

MALIA OBAMA RECENTLY

ANNOUNCED SHE WILL BE

ATTENDING HARVARD

UNIVERSITY, BUT FIRST WILL

BE TAKING A GAP YEAR.

THE CONCEPT OF A GAP YEAR

ORIGINATED IN THE U.K. IN

THE 1960s, AND IT HAS

LONG BEEN CONSIDERED TO BE

SORT OF A RIGHT OF

PASSAGE, A YEAR OFF FOR

PERSONAL GROWTH AND

REFLECTION.

AT HARVARD, THE GAP YEAR

ROUTE IS ONLY TAKEN BY

APPROXIMATELY 100 ADMITTED

STUDENTS A YEAR.

Gordon: IN THE U.S.,

THE PRACTICE OF TAKING A

YEAR OFF REMAINS THE

EXCEPTION, BUT IS GAINING

POPULARITY.

IT IS SEEN AS AN OPTION

FOR A FUTURE CAREER AND

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.

MANY COLLEGES ARE NOW

ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO

TAKE TIME OFF, AND SOME

HAVE EVEN BUILT GAP-YEAR

PROGRAMS INTO THEIR

CURRICULUM.

I WONDER IF YOU STILL HAVE

TO PAY TUITION?

Terry: YOU KNOW THEY

DO.

Gordon: BUT MANY

COUNTRIES HAVE ENCOURAGED

THE GAP YEAR FOR MANY

YEARS.

AND GAP YEAR IS ALSO KNOWN

AS A SAB CUL.

SABBATICAL.

AND I KNOW IN MY LIFE,

TAKING A SABBATICAL IS A

REALLY GOOD THING.

I LIKE TO TAKE THREE WEEKS

EVERY YEAR TO SAY, LET'S

TAKE A BREAK.

HOW ABOUT YOU?

Terry: I REALLY THINK

A GAP YEAR IS A GENIUS

IDEA BECAUSE MOST KIDS,

WHEN THEY COME OUT OF HIGH

SCHOOL, HAVE SPENT SO MUCH

ENERGY TRYING TO GET READY

FOR THE FINAL YEAR AND

GETTING THROUGH ALL OF

THAT AND APPLYING TO

COLLEGES -- HOW MANY TIMES

DO YOU HEAR ABOUT KIDS WHO

GO OFF TO COLLEGE AND THEN

DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO

MAJOR IN BECAUSE THEY

DON'T KNOW WHO THEY ARE

AND WHAT THEY WANT TO DO

YET.

Gordon: THE

COUNTERARGUMENT -- LET'S

CUE THAT ONE -- ARE YOU

REALLY GOING TO STAY SHARP

IN THAT YEAR?

AND SO MUCH CURRENTLY IN

SCIENCE AND MATH

CURRICULUMS, IF YOU SPEND

A YEAR AWAY FROM IT, DO

YOU HAVE TO RELEARN IT TO

GET BACK UP TO SPEED?

Terry: I THINK IT

DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU DO

DURING YOUR GAP YEAR.

IF YOU WANT TO DO

SOMETHING IN THE SCIENCES,

DON'T YOU THINK YOU COULD

VOLUNTEER --

Gordon: I STILL THINK

YOU LOSE AN EDGE.

Terry: YOU WOULDN'T

HAVE DONE IT?

Gordon: NO.

I VERY MUCH WANTED TO GET

THROUGH IT.

AND THEN I TOOK SOME TIME

BETWEEN LAW SCHOOL AND

PRACTICING LAW AND SPENT

SOME TIME IN GREAT

BRITAIN, WHICH I REALLY

ENJOYED.

SO --

Terry: YOU FELT YOU

EARNED IT BY THAT POINT?

Gordon: FOR ME, I

WANTED TO GET THROUGH IT.

I DIDN'T REALLY LIKE

SCHOOL (laughing).

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: I WANTED TO

GET THROUGH ALL OF THAT.

MARK TWAIN WAS ECHOING IN

MY EAR, DON'T LET YOUR

SCHOOLING GET IN THE WAY

OF YOUR EDUCATION.

I WANTED TO PLOW THROUGH

IT.

A LOT OF EDUCATION, YOU'RE

GETTING NEW THOUGHTS, IF

YOU'RE NOT PURSUING A

COURSE OF STUDY, THAT YOU

PROBABLY WOULD NEVER BE

EXPOSED TO.

A LOT OF IT, FRANKLY, WAS

NOT ALL THAT EDUCATIONAL.

Terry: I WOULD HAVE

TAKEN A GAP YEAR.

I THINK IT WOULD HAVE

HELPED ME A LOT.

I THINK FOR ONE THING,

MORMON KIDS DO THAT.

THEY GO OFF FOR A TWO-YEAR

MISSION.

Gordon: IF THERE IS A

PURPOSE AND A STRUCTURE TO

IT, IF THERE ARE ADULTS

SUPERVISING, PROBABLY NOT

ON A DAILY BASIS, BUT AT

LEAST SOME KIND OF

OVERSIGHT SO YOU CAN'T GET

IN TOO, TOO MUCH TROUBLE,

THEN, YAY, I'M ALL FOR IT.

PARTICULARLY FOR ADULTS,

WE MIGHT WANT TO GET MORE

INTO ARE YOU REENERGIZING

YOURSELF, OR ARE YOU

LIVING OR ARE YOU JUST

WORKING?

I THINK THAT IS USUAL, AND

HOW TO WORK THAT INTO THE

ECONOMY.

HOW TO WORK THAT INTO ANY

KIND OF BILLING CYCLE.

IF YOU'VE GOT A 30-YEAR

MORTGAGE, TAKING A GAP

YEAR IS NOT GOING TO

HAPPEN.

HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH LIFE

AND STILL HAVE THE ABILITY

TO LIVE?

Terry: I WON'T JUST

HAND THEM THE MAJOR CREDIT

CARD AND SAY HAVE A GREAT

YEAR OFF UNTIL YOU COME

BACK TO SCHOOL.

SCHOLARS SAY FOR A GAP

YEAR TO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT

IMPACT, IT NEEDS TO BE A

LIFE-CHANGING EVENT OR

OPPORTUNITY.

THERE ARE MANY THINGS

STUDENTS CAN DO DURING

THIS TIME OFF FROM HITTING

THE BOOKS THAT WILL HAVE

THAT KIND OF A THING.

YOU MENTIONED THE FINANCES

OF IT.

I KNOW OFFHAND PROBABLY A

DOZEN MINISTRIES IN

THIRD-WORLD COUNTRIES THAT

WOULD SO WELCOME THE HANDS

OF KIDS WHO REALLY WANT TO

CONTRIBUTE AND DO

SOMETHING TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

Gordon: AND EVEN

SPECIALIZE IN IT, TO

SAY -- THEY HAVE MINIMUMS.

YOU HAVE TO BE THERE THREE

MONTHS.

SO THEIR MINIMUM TIME

REQUIREMENTS ARE THERE,

IT'S NOT JUST LET'S GO FOR

A TWO-WEEK TRIP AND COME

BACK, TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE

COMMITTED.

SOMETIMES IT TURNS INTO A

LIFETIME.

Terry: AS AN EXAMPLE,

WHAT IF YOU WANTED TO BE A

TEACHER AND YOU COULD GO

OVER SOMEWHERE WHERE THEY

ARE PROVIDING SCHOOL FOR

CHILDREN WHO WOULDN'T HAVE

IT OTHERWISE.

FIND OUT IF YOU LIKE IT

BEFORE YOU PAY FOR FOUR

YEARS OF COLLEGE AND THEN

COME OUT AND DECIDE, YOU

KNOW WHAT?

I REALLY DIDN'T LIKE WHAT

I SPENT ALL OF MY TIME

STUDYING OVER THERE.

WE SPOKE TO THREE STUDENTS

WHO TOOK A GAP YEAR.

AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, I

WAS KIND OF LIKE TIRED OF

BEING IN A CLASSROOM.

YOU'RE IN A CLASSROOM FOR

13 YEARS AND YOU'RE

EXPECTED TO GO TO COLLEGE

RIGHT AFTER THAT.

I WANTED TO GET OUT AND

SEE THE WORLD.

I THINK LIVING IN

AMERICA, WE LIVE IN A

BUBBLE.

IT IS SO HARD TO SEE WHAT

THE REAL WORLD IS EVEN

LIKE.

IN DISCOVERING THE WORLD

FOR MYSELF HAS SHOWN ME

HOW BIG THIS WORLD IS AND

HOW BIG OF A GOD WE SERVE.

GOD TOTALLY BROKE DOWN

EVERY PART OF ME, EVERY

INCH OF ME.

DEAR JESUS, I THANK YOU

SO MUCH FOR THIS DAY.

I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

THE WAY THAT YOU PROVIDED

FOR US THROUGHOUT THIS

TRIP, GOD.

I TELL EVERY PERSON

THAT I GET THE CHANCE TO

TO DO GAP YEAR.

BECAUSE I WANT PEOPLE TO

EXPERIENCE THE SAME JOY

AND COMPASSION I HAVE HAD

THROUGH THIS GAP YEAR.

I WANT THEM TO EXPERIENCE

THIS SAME THING.

Terry: IT WASN'T ALL

SINGING SONGS AND

ENTERTAINING KIDS.

THEY REALLY DID ENGAGE

HELPING MEDICALLY IN ONE

COUNTRY AND ACADEMICALLY

IN ANOTHER COUNTRY.

FOR AMERICAN KIDS, GORDON,

I FEEL LIKE WHAT WE HAVE

HERE IS SO EXTREMELY

SUPERIOR TO ALMOST ANY

OTHER COUNTRY IN THE

WORLD, IT IS GOOD FOR THEM

TO GET OUT AND SEE WHAT

LIFE IS LIKE FOR THE

MAJORITY OF PEOPLE IN THE

WORLD.

Gordon: IT LOOKED

LIKE THEY WERE SPENDING

TIME WITH A WATER BUFFALO.

YOU DO THESE TRIPS, AND

FOR ME, GOING TO INDIA AND

GOING LIVE IN THE VILLAGE,

AND GET OUT OF THE HOTELS

AND TAKE THE TRAIN AND THE

BUS INTO THE REMOTE

PARTS -- IT GIVES YOU A

WHOLE DIFFERENT

PERSPECTIVE.

Terry: THAT IS THE

TRUTH.

Gordon: AND UNTIL YOU

ACTUALLY WALK THOSE

STREETS, UNTIL YOU FIND

OUT THAT THE ONLY WAY

YOU'RE GOING TO GET A HOT

SHOWER IS IF YOUR BUCKET

IS IN THE SUN, IT REALLY

DOES CHANGE YOU.

Terry: YEAH.

Gordon: IT CHANGES

YOUR PERSPECTIVE.

Terry: IF YOU HAD

TAKEN A GAP YEAR, JUST

PRETEND, DO YOU THINK YOU

WOULD HAVE STILL GONE INTO

LAW SCHOOL?

Gordon: THAT WAS A

REAL DRIVER FOR ME BACK IN

THE DAY.

IT WAS A DREAM THAT WAS

FROM JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL,

SO --

Terry: REALLY?

Gordon: YEAH.

I REALLY WANTED TO PLOW

THROUGH THAT AND GET

THROUGH THAT.

AND THEN I TOOK SOME TIME

AND WENT TO ENGLAND.

AND THEN I STARTED IN

ERNEST, AND THEN FIGURED

OUT, I REALLY DIDN'T LIKE

THAT.

I THOUGHT, I HAVE TO DO

SOMETHING COMPLETELY

DIFFERENT.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: AND YOU HAD

THE FREEDOM TO DO THAT.

Gordon: WELL, IT WAS

QUESTIONABLE, DID I HAVE

THE FREEDOM?

I FOUND OUT I HAD THE

FREEDOM.

BUT AT THE POINT IN TIME

WHEN I WAS MAKING THE

DECISION, I DIDN'T THINK I

HAD THE FREEDOM.

AND THERE WAS A LOT OF

WORRIES, HOW AM I GOING TO

CARE FOR MY WIFE AND BABY

GIRL.

THOSE WERE BIG, ENORMOUS

QUESTIONS.

I WILL SAY MY LEGAL CAREER

PAID OFF.

I AM STILL PRACTICING LAW

TODAY.

IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE IT,

BUT I USE THAT LEGAL

EXPERIENCE LITERALLY EVERY

DAY.

Terry: THE KNOWLEDGE,

YES.

EXACTLY.

WELL, THERE ARE LOTS OF

PROGRAMS THAT STUDENTS CAN

LOOK INTO IF THEY'RE

INTERESTED IN A GAP YEAR.

THE THREE GIRLS IN THAT

PIECE YOU JUST SAW, THEY

WERE IN A PROGRAM CALLED

"CAMP KIVU."

AND AMERICORPS HAS MANY

PROGRAMS, WHERE THEY PAY

STUDENTS STIPENS FOR THAT.

Gordon: YOUR PARENTS

WILL LOVE THAT.

AND THERE IS A JOURNEY IN

11 COUNTRIES IN 11 MONTHS

TO SERVE THE LEAST OF

THESE.

THIS IS CHALLENGING

BECAUSE PARTICIPANTS

ABANDON WORLDLY

POSSESSIONS IN EXCHANGE

FOR UNDERSTANDING THAT IT

IS NOT ABOUT YOU; IT'S

ABOUT THE KINGDOM.

IF THAT ONE INTERESTS YOU,

CAN YOU FIND OUT MORE AT

www.worldrace.org.

.

Terry: AND FOR THOSE

PARENTS WHO WORRY THEIR

CHILDREN MAY COME BACK AND

NOT GO TO COLLEGE, 90% OF

STUDENTS WHO TOOK A YEAR

OFF WENT TO COLLEGE.

Gordon: MINE WILL

PROBABLY BE THE ONE IN 10.

Terry: IF YOU WANT TO

LEARN MORE, GO TO

www.Americangap.org.

Gordon: STILL TO

COME, A COUPLE WHO IS

RAISING 23 CHILDREN.

THE THOUGHT OF SENDING

THE CHILDREN AWAY MADE ME

FEEL HORRIBLE.

Gordon: SEE HOW YOU

HELPED THEM IN MORE WAYS

THAN ONE.

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: CBN PARTNERS

HAVE GIVEN FOOD AND

SUPPLIES TO PEOPLE AROUND

THE WORLD.

IN THAILAND, THEY HELPED

ONE MAN WHO WAS RAISING 23

CHILDREN.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: AS MALACHI

RUSHED UP THIS MOUNTAIN IN

THAILAND, HE KNEW A BABY'S

LIFE WAS IN DANGER.

THE MOTHER HAD DIED IN

CHILDBIRTH.

THE WOMAN WHO CALLED ME

WAS A CHRISTIAN.

SHE SAID THE FATHER WANTED

TO PUT THE BABY UNDER HER

MOTHER'S BODY UNTIL SHE

STOPPED BREATHING.

Reporter: MALACHI

QUICKLY RESCUED THE

NEWBORN, AND WITH THE

FATHER'S CONSENT BROUGHT

HER HOME TO HIS WIFE.

THEY ADOPTED HER AND NAMED

HER MUCK, WHICH MEANS

PEARL.

I WAS OR FANNED WHEN I ORPHAI

WAS A CHILD, AND I KNEW

SHE WAS A PRECIOUS GIFT TO

OUR FAMILY.

Reporter: MUCK IS ONE

OF THE 20 ORPHANED

CHILDREN THAT THE COUPLE

HAVE TAKEN IN.

FOR YEARS, MALACHI GREW

RICE ON AN ABANDONED FIELD

TO SUPPORT THEM.

THEN THE OWNER TOOK BACK

HIS FIELD, AND THEY RAN

OUT OF FOOD AND MONEY.

THE THOUGHT OF SENDING

THE CHILDREN AWAY MADE ME

FEEL TERRIBLE.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

Reporter: MALACHI AND

SOPA GATHERED THE CHILDREN

TOGETHER TO PRAY.

WHEN CBN MET THE COUPLE

WHO HAD OPENED THEIR HOME

TO BABY MUCK AND SO MANY

OTHER CHILDREN, WE OFFERED

TO HELP.

FIRST, WE GAVE THEM ENOUGH

RICE, NOODLES, EGGS, AND

FISH TO FEED EVERYONE FOR

A MONTH.

AND NEXT WE BUILT THEM A

NEW KITCHEN.

FINALLY, TO HELP MALACHI

AND SOPA TO KEEP THE

CHILDREN'S HOME OPEN, WE

GAVE THEM ENOUGH TO START

TWO BUSINESSES, ONE

WEAVING AND THE OTHER TO

RAISE FISH TO EAT AND

SELL.

THIS IS MUCK NOW, AT AGE

TWO, BOTH HEALTHY AND

HAPPY.

I'M SO GRATEFUL FOR

CBN'S HELP.

YOU SHOWED MERCY TO OUR

CHILDREN AND GAVE THEM A

FUTURE.

I BELIEVE THINGS WILL JUST

KEEP GETTING BETTER AND

BETTER FOR OUR HOME.

Gordon: IF YOU'RE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB,"

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE PART OF THAT.

YOU'RE PART OF HELPING A

WONDERFUL FAMILY, A BIG

ONE, BUT A WONDERFUL ONE.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER AND

WANT TO HELP, AND PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD WANT TO

BE A PART OF IT, AND IF

YOU WANT TO SEE THE GOSPEL

PREACHED AROUND THE WORLD,

NOT IN ENGLISH, BUT IN

THEIR HEART LANGUAGE, AND

IF YOU WANT TO SEE PEOPLE

HELPED AROUND THE WORLD IN

A WAY THAT EXPRESSES GOD'S

LOVE TO THEM, JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

A PORTION OF EVERY GIFT

GOES INTO THE WORK OF

"OPERATION BLESSING" TO

HELP PEOPLE.

ANOTHER PORTION GOES INTO

THE WORK OF CBN

INTERNATIONAL TO PREACH

THE GOSPEL AROUND THE

WORLD.

YOU'RE A PART OF ALL OF IT

WHEN YOU JOIN.

SO IF THAT'S YOU, GIVE US

A CALL: 1-888-777-1999.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO JOIN.

NOW, HOW MUCH IS IT?

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH.

THAT BREAKS OUT TO 65

CENTS A DAY.

AND YOU JOIN WITH SO MANY

PEOPLE THAT WANT TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

IT'S WHEN WE ALL BAND

TOGETHER AND SAY, YES, WE

CAN DO THIS.

WE CAN DO THIS IN OUR

GENERATION, WE CAN PREACH

THE GOSPEL.

THAT'S WHEN IT HAPPENED.

HAPPENS.

CALL US NOW:

1-888-777-1999.

WHEN YOU CALL AND JOIN, I

WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS.

"HEAVEN, WHAT GOD HAS

PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO

LOVE HIM."

IT IS YOURS WHEN YOU CALL

AND JOIN, SO DO IT NOW:

1-888-777-1999.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

SHE HAS A FULL-TIME JOB,

CHURCH RESPONSIBILITIES,

AND SHE IS RAISING FIVE

BOYS.

HEAR HOW SHE SURVIVED HER

HECTIC LIFE BY "BREAKING

BUSY," WHEN WE COME BACK.

Terry: THESE DAYS, IT

SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE IS ON

THE GO, BETWEEN FAMILY AND

CHURCH ACTIVITIES AND

WORK.

FINDING BALANCE CAN BE A

REAL STRUGGLE FOR ALL OF

US.

DO YOU FEEL AS IF YOU'RE

LIFE IS WAY TOO BUSY?

IS YOUR SCHEDULE OUT OF

CONTROL?

NO, YOUR NOT ALONE.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: LIKE SO

MANY MOMS, ALI WORTHINGTON

KNOWS WHAT IT IS LIKE TO

HAVE A BUSY LIFE.

AT ONE TIME SHE AND HER

HUSBAND EACH WORKED A

FULL-TIME JOB, WERE

RAISING FOUR SONS WITH ONE

ON THE WAY, AND WERE VERY

ACTIVE WITH CHURCH

RESPONSIBILITIES.

AFTER YEARS OF TRYING BUT

FAILING TO DO EVERYTHING

PERFECTLY, ALI CAME TO THE

REALIZATION THAT MANY

PEOPLE DO: SHE COULDN'T DO

IT ALL.

SHE TOOK STEPS TO FIND HER

WAY OUT OF CHAOS AND INTO

A LIFE OF BALANCE.

NOW SHE SPEAKS TO OTHER

WOMEN ABOUT HOW THEY CAN

FIND BALANCE, TOO.

MANY OF US FILL OUR

SCHEDULES UP WITH

EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD,

BUT IF WE ARE PAST OUR

CAPACITY, OUR PHYSICAL

LIMITATIONS, WE'RE NOT

GOING TO ENJOY IT AND

WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE A

SENSE OF CONFIDENCE AND

CALM ABOUT OUR LIVES.

Reporter: IN HER NEW

BOOK, "BREAKING BUSY," SHE

SHARES HOW YOU CAN

IDENTIFY THE TIME OF BEING

TOO BUSY SO YOU CAN FIND A

PATHWAY OUT.

Terry: JOINING US NOW

IS ALI WORTHINGTON.

IT GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE.

BEFORE WE GET TO THE

ADVICE YOU GIVE -- AND

WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT

HOW YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE

TOO BUSY.

SHARE THE CELL PHONE STORY

THAT WAS A SIGN.

IT CERTAINLY WAS.

IT WAS A LOUD SIGN.

I HAD AN EARLY FLIGHT, AND

WHEN THE SHUTTLE PICKED ME

UP AT THE HOTEL, I DID

WHATEVER TIRED ADULT DOES.

I PROMPTLY FELL ASLEEP.

I WOKE UP ON THE SHUTTLE,

GOT OFF AT THE AIRPORT,

SHUFFLED MY WAY IN LINE,

AND REALIZED I LEFT MY

PHONE IN THE SHUTTLE.

GOING THROUGH MY PURSE I

CAN'T FIND IT AND I

PANICKED.

AND THERE IS THIS SWEET

COUPLE BEHIND ME, AND I

SAY, CAN I USE YOUR PHONE,

I NEED TO CALL MY PHONE

&THE SHUTTLE DRIVER WILL

HEAR IT.

THEY HAND ME THE PHONE,

AND I THINK, I'VE GOT THIS

UNDER CONTROL.

AND INSTEAD OF IT RINGING

AND THE SHUTTLE DRIVER

ANSWERING, MY BRA STARTS

RINGING.

WHEN I WAS GOING TO SLEEP

ON THE SHUTTLE, I TUCKED

IT RIGHT IN IN MY EXTRA

POCKET.

AND THERE I AM IN THE

MIDDLE OF THE AIRPORT

CALLING MY OWN BRA.

Terry: THAT OUGHT TO

MAKE US ALL STOP, WHEN WE

HAVE THOSE MOMENTS AND

SAY, WOW, I'M ON OVERLOAD

HERE.

WHAT ARE SOME OTHER SIGNS

THAT SHOULD TELL US WE

NEED TO RE-THINK THIS?

I LIKE TO SAY MY OUT OF

CONTROL EMOTIONS REFLECT

THE OUT OF CONTROL DEMANDS

I'M PUTTING ON MYSELF.

IF I'M QUICK TO SNAP AT

SOMEBODY OR CRY OR JUST BE

A LITTLE TOO SNIPPY, I

KNOW I NEED TO GET ON MY

KNEES AND TALK TO JESUS

AND GET TO MY CALENDAR AND

FIGURE OUT HOW TO GIVE

MYSELF A LITTLE MARGIN.

Terry: ONE OF THE

THINGS YOU SAID IS THAT

YOU CAN FILL YOUR LIFE

WITH GOOD THINGS.

AND IS THAT MAYBE THE

HARDEST THING FOR US TO

DO, EVALUATE WHAT GOOD

THINGS AM I GOING TO

ELIMINATE FROM MY LIFE AND

MY SCHEDULE?

ABSOLUTELY.

BECAUSE THE WORLD IS JUST

ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES,

ESPECIALLY THANKS TO THE

INTERNET.

THERE ARE ALL OF THESE

GREAT THINGS TO DO AND

GREAT OPPORTUNITIES.

AND SO IT IS EASY TO SAY,

I'LL CUT OUT THE BAD

THINGS AND LEAVE THE GOOD,

BUT WHAT IF THEY'RE ALL

GOOD?

WHAT I HAD TO DO IS START

SAYING, THESE THINGS ARE

GOOD, BUT I'M GOING TO

START FOCUSING ON THE

BEST.

Terry: I SAW YOUR

BOYS GETTING OUT OF THE

VAN AND THEY'VE GOT SPORTS

GEAR AND ALL OF THE

EQUIPMENT.

THERE IS A LOT OF PRESSURE

ON PARENTS TO MAKE SURE

YOUR CHILD AS EVERY

OPPORTUNITY KNOWN TO MAN

FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.

SO DID YOU SET UP SOME

KIND OF A GUIDELINE WITH

YOUR HUSBAND FOR WHAT YOU

WOULD AND WOULDN'T DO?

WITH FIVE BOYS, YOU COULD

BE BUSY 24/7, 365.

ABSOLUTELY WE HAD TO.

THE BIGGEST THING FOR

ME -- WHEN MY OLDER BOYS

WERE YOUNGER, I WAS

PUTTING THEM IN ACTIVITIES

TO FULFILL MY EGO.

BECAUSE IF MY KIDS WEREN'T

PLAYING THE VIOLIN AND

SPEAKING MANDARIN, THEY

WEREN'T GOING TO GET INTO

COLLEGE, BUT IT WAS ALL

BOW ME.

UNTIL YOU'RE IN HIGH

SCHOOL, YOU DON'T REALLY

HAVE TO DO MUCH.

SO MY HIGH SCHOOL KIDS DO,

BUT THE OTHER KIDS PLAY

OUT BACK.

Terry: SOMETIMES

WE'RE BUSY BECAUSE HAVING

THE AMERICAN DREAM -- YOU

HAD IT ALL, A BEAUTIFUL

HOUSE, CARS, VACATION AND

ALL OF THE THINGS YOU

WANTED TO DO, AND IT ALL

CAME FROM A SCREECHING

HALT ONE DAY, BUT YOU

LEARNED FROM IT.

TALK ABOUT YOUR

EXPERIENCE.

US HAVING OUR BIG

AMERICAN DREAM, AND LIVING

IN DEBT, AND MY HUSBAND'S

JOB CAME TO AN END, AND WE

ENDED UP IN FORECLOSURE,

AND LOSING EVERYTHING WE

OWNED, BUT IT TAUGHT US WE

WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO STORE

UP TREASURE ON EARTH.

THAT WE WERE TO LOOK TO

GOD, HE IS OUR TREASURE.

AND TO NOT BUY INTO THIS

FALSE AMERICAN DREAM OF

MONEY.

Terry: SOMETIMES WE

CAN KNOW THOSE SCRIPTURES

IN OUR HEAD, BUT ACTUALLY

WALKING THEM OUT ALMOST

TAKES HAVING AN EXPERIENCE

WHERE THEY ARE TAKEN AWAY

FROM YOU BECAUSE WHO IS

GOING TO GIVE THAT UP?

YEAH.

I WOULDN'T HAVE GIVEN THAT

UP ON MY OWN.

AND THE LORD REALIZES

THAT.

WE LOOK BACK AT THAT NOW,

AND EVEN IN THE MIDDLE OF

IT, WE KNEW IT WAS FOR OUR

OWN GOOD.

Terry: IT ACTUALLY

CHANGED THE COURSE OF YOUR

LIFE AND DEFINED YOUR

VALUE SYSTEM.

YOU TALK IN THE BOOK ABOUT

KNOWING YOUR CAPACITY.

THAT'S REALLY AN IMPORTANT

THING BECAUSE DIFFERENT

PEOPLE HAVE A CAPACITY TO

BE ABLE TO MANAGE

DIFFERENT THINGS.

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHAT

YOUR CAPACITY IS?

OUR CAPACITY CHANGES IN

EACH SEASON.

WHEN MY KIDS WERE LITTLE,

I DIDN'T HAVE A CAPACITY

FOR MUCH, OTHER THAN

SLEEPING.

MY CAPACITY WAS PROBABLY

10%.

I DIDN'T HAVE A LOT OF

PATIENCE.

I WAS JUST TRYING TO GET

THROUGH THE DAY.

NOW THAT THE KIDS ARE

OLDER, I'M IN A DIFFERENT

SEASON AND I HAVE A

GREATER CAPACITY TO DO

THINGS.

I LOVE THE IDEA OF LIVING

IN A WORLD WHERE WE'RE

ABLE TO SAY IN THIS

SEASON, MY CAPACITY IS

LOW.

Terry: TO GIVE

YOURSELF PERMISSION TO

RECEIVE THAT.

YEAH.

AND THEN GIVING EACH OTHER

GRACE, WHEN WE ARE IN A

SEASON OF OVERLOAD AND WE

CAN'T TAKE ON MORE.

IT HELPS US BE SO MUCH

MORE UNDERSTANDING.

Terry: I THINK FOR

WOMEN -- NOT TO LEAVE MEN

OUT OF THE PICTURE BECAUSE

I THINK WE'RE ALL ON

OVERLOAD -- BUT I THINK

FOR WOMEN, WE'RE THE ONES

WHO KNOW WHEN THE PEANUT

BUTTER JAR IS EMPTY AND

THE LANDRY IS PILING UP.

AND YOU HAVE WRITTEN A

BOOK CALLED "BREAK BUSY,"

AND WHAT DO YOU WANT

PEOPLE TO TAKE AWAY FROM

THIS?

I REALIZED THAT TIME

MANAGEMENT WASN'T REALLY

THE KEY TO BREAKING BUSY.

IT WAS CONNECTING TO GOD.

KNOWING THAT WE DON'T HAVE

TO DO MORE, ACHIEVE MORE

TO HAVE WORTH.

HE GIVES US WORTH.

AND WHEN WE STAY FOCUSED

ON HIM, WE WON'T MISS OUR

DESTINY.

Terry: IN FACT, HE

CALLS US TO QUIET PLACES.

AND WHEN YOU'RE CAUGHT UP

IN THAT MUMBO JUMBO OF ALL

OF THE CHAOS, IT IS ALMOST

FEELS UNNATURAL.

YES.

Terry: THE BOOK WILL

MAKE ALL OF US STOP AND

THINK, WOW, AM I DOING

WHAT I'M SUPPOSED TO BE

DID?

DO I GIVE MYSELF THAT

FREEDOM AND THAT

OPPORTUNITY.

"BREAKING BUSY," IT WILL

HELP YOU BREAK THE CYCLE

OF BUSYNESS.

AND IT IS WRITTEN BY OUR

GUEST, ALI WORTHINGTON.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

BEING HERE.

GET THE BOOK.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: STILL TO

COME, WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU AND YOUR NEEDS, SO

STAY WITH US.

Gordon: WELL, WE ARE

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

AND WE LOVE TO INTERACT

WITH YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER

IS WHEN THE SHOW IS OVER,

YOU CAN STILL INTERACT

WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

YOU CAN GO THERE TO POST

YOUR PRAYER REQUESTS,

COMMENTS.

CHARLOTTE WRITES IN, "ONE

OF OUR AMAZING SEVEN GRADE

STUDENTS, GRAYSON, WAS

TAKEN TO SURGERY TO REMOVE

A TUMOR ON HIS BRAIN.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE HANDS

OF THE SURGEON, PEACE AND

COMFORT FOR HIS FAMILY,

AND HEALING AND RECOVERY

FOR GRAYSON."

MARIE WRITES IN, "PLEASE

PRAY FOR ME AND MY SON FOR

DELIVERANCE FROM MY

ANXIETY."

AND ONE FROM RENEE, "I'VE

GOT REALLY BAD MIGRAINE

HEADACHES, STOMACH ACHES

AND BACKACHES, AND MY DAD

HAS PARKINSON'S AND MY

BROTHER AND SISTER ARE

HAVING MARITAL PROBLEMS.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ME AND MY

FAMILY."

CHRISTIAN SAYS, "PLEASE

PRAY FOR MY GRANDPA.

HE HAS CANCER.

PRAY FOR A TOTAL BODY

HEALING."

LET'S PRAY FOR THESE RIGHT

NOW.

LORD, FIRST FOR THIS YOUNG

BOY WITH THE TUMOR, WE

JUST ASK FOR COMPLETE AND

TOTAL HEALING.

YES, WE AGREE IN THE

PRAYER FOR THE SURGEONS,

AND NOW WE JUST ASK FOR

THE RESTORATION, THAT HE

WOULD COME BACK FULLY

ENGAGED, FULLY FUNCTIONAL.

BE WITH HIM.

FOR THOSE PRAYING FOR

ANXIETY, FOR FEAR, LET

YOUR PERFECT LOVE CAST ALL

OF THAT AWAY.

LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU

HOLD THEM IN YOUR RIGHT

HAND, THAT YOU HOLD THEIR

FUTURE, AND YOU HAVE A

PURPOSE AND A DESTINY FOR

THEM.

AND ONE DAY THEY WILL

STAND BEFORE YOU AND JUST

HAVE A SHOUT OF GLORY,

LORD GOD.

AND FOR THESE OTHERS, WE

JUST LIFT THEM TO YOU.

WE KNOW THAT YOU CARE FOR

THEM, AND SO WE CAST ALL

OF THESE CARES UPON YOU.

AND FOR THOSE VIEWING AND

WATCHING RIGHT NOW, LET

YOUR PRESENCE JUST

SURROUND THEM.

BE ALL OVER THEM AND IN

THEM.

BE ABOVE THEM, BE BENEATH

THEM, BE BEHIND, BE TO THE

FRONT, BE TO THE RIGHT, BE

TO THE LEFT.

WHEREVER THEY TURN, LET

THEM KNOW IN YOU THEY LIVE

AND MOVE AND HAVE THEIR

BEING, THAT YOU'RE JUST A

PRAYER AWAY OR A REQUEST

AWAY.

SO, FATHER, RIGHT NOW LET

YOUR KINGDOM COME, LET

YOUR WILL BE DONE IN THEIR

LIVES, FOR WE ASK IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

Gordon: AND AMEN.

I WANT TO REMIND YOU WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

WE'RE JUST A PHONE CALL

AWAY.

YES, YOU CAN POST ON

Facebook.

YOU CAN POSTAL ON

INSTAGRAM.

BUT IF YOU NEED TO TALK TO

SOMEBODY, AND SAY, I JUST

NEED PRAYER TODAY, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP A PHONE:

1-888-777-1999.

THAT'S AVAILABLE 24 HOURS

A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

SO WHENEVER YOU NEED

PRAYER, GIVE US A CALL.

IT'S OUR HONOR, OUR

PRIVILEGE TO PRAY FOR YOU.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

WORD FROM MATTHEW: "JESUS

SAID, COME TO ME, ALL YOU

WHO ARE WEARY AND CARRY

HEAVEN BURDENS, AND I WILL

GIVE YOU REST.

TAKE MY YOLK UPON YOU.

LET ME TEACH YOU BECAUSE I

AM HUMBLE AND GENTLE AT

HEART."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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