Savvy Idea: You cannot pour out if you are not being poured into.
This past week, I was talking with a friend who was burned out.
He shared about how he was pouring out to people continuously, but not finding any opportunity to get rest and receive personally.
As someone who relates with focusing on other’s needs over my own, I didn’t know how to overcome this obstacle until a friend of mine shared how to visualize it with cups and water.
The idea is that we each are like cups, containing different capacities of helping people (the water).
When we pour out water to other people’s cups, our cups get drained a bit.
When we pour too much, we end up with an empty cup, and we are unable to help others.
The problem is sometimes people still are asking to be poured out to when we are empty cups.
What’s important for us is to find opportunities to be filled also. To be poured into.
Whether it’s spending time by ourselves, finding friends to be a listening ear, or having mentors share wisdom and guidance, by being poured into, we will be able to refill our capacity and have the ability to pour out to others.
Questions to ponder: 🤔
Are you pouring out more than you’re being poured into?
What are ways that you are pouring out?
What are ways that you can be poured into?
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Found this cool typing game that Noah Kagan shared in one of his videos, and it’s pretty fun! Growing up, I played a lot of these types of games, and I would say having a high keyboard typing speed makes a lot of searching and communication very fast for me.
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Learnings, verses, & quotes to chew on… 🧐
Verse of the Week
“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.”
—Psalm 127:1 ESV
“Whoever is fighting monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster”
Personal life stuff… 🔔
Greetings from Austin! 👋 Let’s jump right in!
This past weekend at home for Labor Day taught me two things:
The suburbs is so quiet (compared to a college campus)
I need my sleep 😴
Fortunately, I got a good amount of rest while I was at home, and I change my room in my apartment to be more optimal for rest!
(One side note, I have been focusing so much on sleep, I have not been waking up early, and it’s a shame 🙁 I have less me time to spend time with God, on my side projects, or be refreshed before I take on a day of work… something to improve on!)
Labor day updates aside, we had our first Life Group this past weekend, and it was such a blessing! Being able to hear how people want to grow in their relationship with God, and to hear them take that extra step beyond what they want to grow in was refreshing!
College Ministry doesn’t seem to get old (even though I do 🧓), and I always feel challenged as a leader to continue in the faith and be real in all that is done.
We’ll see where this year goes!
Finally, regarding the podcast, I haven’t been able to make too many strides, besides reorienting the room for a better background setup. I think the big thing now is to schedule/book people to speak to! 🎙️
Anyways, here are several pictures from this past week: 📷
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