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What Fills Your Tank?

What is it that fills your tank?

I have been thinking a lot about this lately. Maybe it’s because I’ve been on such a crazy pace. We have had four RHYTHMinTWENTY and Rogue events in the last five weeks. For a person who talks a lot about living and leading with great rhythm and balance in life, these last couple of months have not had much rhythm. It has been a crazy, all out pace. Sometimes there are just seasons when that is the case, but as much as I love these events, it has been tiring. I am actually out in Colorado now. We just launched our sixth group of Rhythm leaders, and I have a three-day break, and then we finish up with a Rogue group this weekend.

In the middle of this busy season, yesterday was a real struggle. I found myself wondering what would give me the energy, the rest, the refreshment I needed to get ready for this next round.

It started with a great bike ride, and then this morning I met three of the guys from an earlier round of RHYTHMinTWENTY, at one of my favorite spots, Starbucks at the REI store in downtown Denver. Getting with these guys, catching up some on their lives, seeing the vision and spark in their eyes as they talked about some of the things God is doing in their work and families, was just what I needed. After a morning of connecting with these guys I felt refreshed and more ready to step into the demands of the next week.

It has reminded me again of how important it is to be involved in the things that re-energize us and refresh us — things that fill our tanks. For me it was some deep connection with some guys I love investing in, it was a bike ride around a mountain lake, and some coffee at my favorite spot. Simple things that breathed life back into me.

If you are at a point of needing some vision, some energy, some passion for the weeks ahead, think about some things that are life-giving. Make a short list and then go for it. I am seeing more than ever that if I am going to effectively reach that next destination, I have to do things that fill my tank along the way.

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