Use the following statements to rate yourself (0 - I don't feel this way; 1 - I do feel this way):

1. You treat everything like a race.

2. You find it impossible to do just one task at a time.

3. You get highly irritable when you experience a delay.

4. You feel perpetually behind schedule.

5. You interrupt or talk over people.

6. You're obsessed with checking things off your to-do list.

The more 1's you have, the more likely you suffer from hurry sickness.


Week 1: Ephesians 5:8-20; Matthew 11:28-30; John 15:4-8; 1 John 2:3-6

Week 2: Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 20:8-11; Hebrews 4:8-11

Week 3:  Matthew 6:19-24; Philippians 4:12-13; Romans 8:5-8; 1 Timothy 6:6-10

Week 4: Exodus 14:1-14; Psalm 37:5-9; Psalm 46:1-5; Philippians 4:4-7

Week 5: Luke 5:12-16; Matthew 6:5-8; Matthew 14:13-23

Questions to ask:

What stands out to you?

What catches your attention in this passage?

What does this say about God?

What does it say about people?

What are you doing or believing that is in opposition to this scripture?

Is there anything in relation to this passage that God has been growing you in?

Where do you still have room for growth?

How will you specifically live out this passage?

What stands in the way of you applying it?


Rest is a gift that we too easily tend to push aside. But life without rest is not sustainable. Rest refreshes our bodies, giving us the energy we need to honor God and to love others. Learning to practice rest is a spiritual discipline that helps you enjoy God’s presence and realign your priorities.

Most of us are overworked and utterly exhausted, so the concept of Sabbath could not be more important. To honor the Sabbath means to “keep it holy,” and holy simply means “set apart.” Our Sabbath should look different than the other six days of our week. In this Plan, we’ll discuss what it is, what it isn’t, how it looks today, and finding our true rest in Jesus.


The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry 
by John Mark Comer

"Who am I becoming?"
That was the question nagging pastor and author John Mark Comer. Outwardly, he appeared successful. But inwardly, things weren’t pretty. So he turned to a trusted mentor for guidance and heard these words: "Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life. Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life." It wasn’t the response he expected, but it was—and continues to be—the answer he needs.  In this book, you’ll find a fascinating roadmap to staying emotionally healthy and spiritually alive in the chaos of the modern world.

The Life You've Always Wanted
by John Ortberg

This book offers modern perspectives on the ancient path of the spiritual disciplines. But it is more than just a book about things to do to be a good Christian. It's a road map toward true transformation that starts not with the individual but with the person at the journey's end--Jesus Christ.

As with a marathon runner, the secret to finishing a race lies not in trying harder, but in training consistently--training with the spiritual disciplines. The disciplines are neither taskmasters nor ends in themselves. Rather they are exercises that build strength and endurance for the road of growth. The fruit of the Spirit--joy, peace, kindness, etc.--are the signposts along the way.

To Hell with the Hustle 
by Jefferson Bethke

This is your wake-up call to resist the Hustle culture and embrace the slowness of Jesus. Our culture makes constant demands of us: Do more. Accomplish more. Buy more. Post more. Be more. In following these demands, we have indeed become more: More anxious. More tired. More hurt. More depressed. More frantic.

In a society where hustle is the expectation, busyness is the norm and information is king, we have forgotten the fundamentals that make us human, anchor our lives, and provide meaning.


Fight Hustle, End Hurry 
with John Mark Comer and Jefferson Bethke

Listen in as author and pastor John Mark Comer and author Jefferson Bethke discuss hustle and hurry, the detriment of them to our spiritual lives, and what we can do about it as acts of resistance.