Present and Fully Disengaged

Have you ever had a seven year old burst your bubble and give you a reality check. While cleaning out a book shelf last week I found a reminder of one such experience. This week’s webcast shares that experience and what I learned about being “Present and Fully Disengaged.”

Being disengaged has a number of consequences including:

  • Other people think you don’t care
  • Perceived lack of respect
  • Missed opportunities
  • Misunderstandings

Romans 12:10 – Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.We honour others when we are engaged.

To be present and disengaged is a dishonour.

How do we change:

  • Recognize it as a problem
  • Get rid of distractions, put the phone away, turn off the TV
  • Pray for strength to stay focused
  • When you catch your mind wandering, STOP and force yourself back to the people/task of the moment

Motivation Challenge for the week

Think back over this past while about a time when you were present but disengaged. This week, when faced with a similar situation this week, what are you going to do differently?

Have a great week!


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