Episode 193: Satan Wants You to Waste Your Time

The theme of distraction keeps popping up for me, and specifically how distraction can keep us from doing the most important things. So today we’re talking about some of the ways to combat this, how to identify it in your life, and where you’ll find the best solution that’s exactly meant for you.


Time Stamps:

[00:24] – Corrine explains why “distraction” is this episode’s theme. It started with reading a book.

[03:23] – Satan wants you to waste your time.

[05:54] – Corrine keeps feeling nudges about writing a book. How does she plan to pursue it?

[08:20] – Neil says this lesson did not leave his mind when thinking of how people spend time.

[11:20] – “Favorable conditions never come.”

[13:29] – There’s a difference between “people who surf” and surfers.

[15:41] – God will bring the miracles you need.

[18:20] – Sometimes there does need to be a sacrifice or a trade off. The situation depends on how you prioritize your efforts.

[19:50] – Neil thinks about how faith and personal agency relates to opportunities.

[21:58] – When the distractions are drowning out the true purpose, it’s time to simplify your plan.

[24:28] – Corrine reminds everyone to not get distracted by an obsession with accomplishment. You still need to live a full life.

[27:23] – Why is it so easy to waste time?

[29:27] – How can your identity be a distraction?

[32:16] – Corrine explores legacy and how people live out their purpose on Earth.

[34:49] – You don’t need to use your time perfectly, but small adjustments can help you use it more effectively.

[37:14] – Corrine and Neil refocus on the core reason Satan wants you.

[39:27] – If you’re not sure what to do with your time, ask Heavenly Father.


Supporting Resources:

“The Infinite Atonement” Book by Tad R. Callister

“Becoming Exemplary Latter-day Saints” Talk by Russell M. Nelson

“Of Things That Matter Most” Talk by Dieter F Uchtdorf


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