Have you ever felt stressed, burdened, or overwhelmed by all the things you have to do?
Then along comes the Church, and our relationship with God, and we look at all the things we “should” be doing, and we see more deficits and feel more guilt.
Christians are called to live a life that glorifies God and blesses others. How do we do that when we’re already feeling stretched to capacity?
But what if God didn’t expect you to do everything…and certainly not do it all overnight?
What if one of the greatest things we could do for God, our families, our communities, and ourselves, was to “just show up”?
We tend to think it’s the big, bold moments that matter in life, but in reality, it’s the steady accumulation of small acts of obedience to God that add up to a life of meaning and impact.
He is the author of several books, including Your Future Self Will Thank You: Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible and Brain Science, and his latest work, Just Show Up: How Small Acts of Faithfulness Change Everything. Drew’s work has been featured in Christianity Today, Relevant, and CNN.com. He lives near Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Grace, and their three children.
As Dean and Drew jump into their conversation, they tackle such topics as:
- How are Christians called to truly “change the world?”
- What does it mean to “just show up” for God and others?
- Why is physical presence with other people so important?
- How do we grapple with the many distractions in our lives, especially our screens?
- Why do so many men struggle with being “escape artists”?
- What is a way to engage in spiritual disciplines without feeling pressure or shame for not doing “enough”?
- How can our actions affect our mental health, both positively and negatively?
- What can guys do in times when they find their faith wavering?
All this and more in this month’s podcast! Enjoy!