For our first official book club post, I’d love to get to know YOU a little bit more!
- What was the last book club/Bible study you were a part of?
- Have you read “Holy Hustle” already, or is this your first time?
- What do you hope to get out of our time together?
- Is there anything I can do during THIS book club to help you feel confident to lead one on your own?
Feel free to jump into the comments and share!
Our first chapter today jumps us right into the heart of “holy hustle” – in order to adopt a new mindset about work or rest, we first have to acknowledge what we think of when we hear the word “hustle” so we can learn to let go of it. God can’t redeem something we’re not willing to give Him.
I cover two main ideas in this first chapter: finding freedom from the myth of an overnight success and the power of an encouraging word to change or set the course of someone’s life. And I share a definition of “hustle” that brings us back into Scripture, because it ties into Colossians 3:23: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”
Changing how you view an entire concept takes time, and I know not everyone immediately (or ever) grasps what “holy hustle” is all about. But I hope as you read through the book you’ll start to see that it’s always about doing everything we can to honor and glorify God as we love others.
- How are you starting to think differently about the word hustle?
- Do you find yourself more often on the side of striving or laziness?
- I shared several stories in this chapter – the story about Mark Cuban, my 7th grade teacher, Clare’s story – which one resonated most strongly with you?
I’ll see you back here next week as we chat about Chapters 2-4!