Episode 86 – How Benevolent Detachment Can Help You Get Your Life Back

Benevolent Detachment

Our lives are increasingly distracted, and our constantly connected state can threaten to overwhelm us. Jake and Brett discuss how the art of benevolent detachment can help you ‘get your life back’ and stay focused on what’s most important. Benevolent detachment allows us to re-prioritize our time to be more loving and frees us from self-reliance. It can help us to live happier and holier lives.

Guiding Scripture

“Cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

Key Points

  • The downsides of relentless connection through technology and our increasingly distracted state
  • The importance of developing healthy habits 
  • How detachment can help you to be more loving 
  • An explanation of how self-reliance indicates a lack of trust in the Father’s love
  • Benevolent detachment means we are not ruled by needs or opportunities 

Discussion Questions

  • What struck you about this episode?
  • What things could you use some detachment from?
  • What “rules” do you have in place to be able to separate yourself from work while off the clock?
  • In what ways do you view yourself as an orphan or a son in your relationship with God?

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