The Power of 1440 with Tim Timberlake
If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that the life that we thought and the life that we expected doesn't always go the way we think and expect. And so, you know, it's important for us to know that if we can't control something, it's almost impossible to manage it. And so we can't control time and we can't take time to stop. We can't tell time to go. We can't tell time to slow down.
The power of 1440 is all about making the most of the time we are given. There are 1440 minutes in each day and it is your choice of what you do with it.
How to steward our pain and let it propel us
God gives us free will of how we use our time
Tim Timberlake is the lead pastor of Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida and Creedmoor, North Carolina. He is a gifted communicator and teacher who has the ability to communicate to people from all walks of life. His sense of humor, combined with his in-depth Bible teaching, gives the listener and reader the tools to transform their lives from the inside out. Tim is a graduate of the Pistis School of Ministry in Detroit, Michigan. He is an avid sports fan and a cultural thought leader.
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Show Notes: The Power of 1440
All right, all right, all right, fam, we are here live and in action with none other than Tim Timberlake himself, who I am so excited to introduce to you today. It's been a gift to just glean from you from afar over the course of the last month and a half since I first got introduced to you in a living room, which is so rad.
God is doing big things in his church. I got to see Tim when I was actually in Florida, which was he was preaching in his home church Celebration Church, which is a global church that's got many, many locations, one right down the street from us in North Carolina. I'm in Virginia Beach, Virginia. And he came out and I was just blown away before he even spoke first off. The message that he gets to share today was kind of plastered in a branding and I'm a business coach, so I was like 1440. I got to know what this means. Then he had it on his shirt. And I'm like, I got to know what this means, he'd better talk about this. And she's like, I have no idea what it means. And of course, that was what his entire message was about. And I was taking notes copiously. It was just such an anointed message. And that is literally what his book, The Power of 1440 is all about.
And so I can't wait for you guys to hear his heart. He is not only a pastor, but an avid sports fan. He's a father and just an incredible communicator. And I know that this is a time that you guys are going to be blessed by. So, Tim, we are just so grateful to have you here. Thank you so much for being who you are.
It's an honor to be on here with you and to have a conversation with you for those that are listening. So that's a joy. Absolutely.
So I want to jump on in kind of where you feel led. This is really just a coffee combo. I'm just drinking water because if I have coffee after 12, this energy, we need to go away. So, like, let's just chat specifically around kind of your ministry and how you got started in this. I know it's been something since childhood, so share with us that story. Yeah.
So I have always been around church one way or another. My parents started the church that I pastor in North Carolina and they started it in the early 70s.
And my father was an assistant pastor at a small Baptist church and the pastor at the time was retiring and asked my dad to take over the church. And at first my dad told him no, didn't really want to do it, and he felt like it was what God wanted him to do. And it was about nine people in the church at the time. And he and my mom took over the church and they begin to do something that was pretty abnormal and that was to teach about the Holy Spirit and to teach about the power of Jesus and to teach about the person of Jesus and applicable and practical way.
And the church quickly grew from nine people to about 200 people, from 200 people to 500 people, and then just continue to grow exponentially from there. And they were having five services on Sunday in the church that they were in. And so we eventually ran out of room and had to find another location and we couldn't because there were no locations in the city that we're in. And so we ended up buying one hundred and forty acres of land on the street and building a building there.
And my parents began to do something that was even more unconventional at the time, and that was go on national television. And for my mom, it was super interesting because she was the first female pastor to tag team Pritch with her husband. And so that dynamic really Drew. And a lot of couples, Drew, and a lot of families that drew on people from really all over the world that were flying in and saying they wanted to be a part of what God was doing in the little city called Creedmoor, North Carolina.
And so the population of the city was twenty four hundred people. And a few years after they started the church, the church quickly outgrew the population of the city. And so the city always had this kind of love, hate relationship with the they they enjoyed that we were bringing traffic to the city, but they didn't have the capital to afford the police officers for the traffic jams that we would call us. And so there's also always this tension in this, you know, dichotomy between what it was we were doing and our partnership with them.
And in 1997, kind of at the height of the church and at the height of their ministry, and my dad was diagnosed with stage four terminal throat cancer and was given three weeks to live. And at the same time and the same appointment, they offer him the opportunity to have this experimental surgery where they would cut him from the back of his right ear to the back of his left ear and open up his neck completely. And they told him that if he did it, you know, it hadn't been done a lot.
And it was a great possibility that he could down the surgeon's table, the. So it was either three weeks to live or, you know, this risk of dying on the table, but if I don't die, I can extend my life a little longer. And so he opted to go for the surgery and they were able to remove the tumor from his neck, which was the size of a chipmunk. And when they did that, they also removed the CORE Talk was tongue.
So he was no longer able to eat or drink or swallow through his mouth. And for the remainder of his life, he was fed through a tube.
And so at this particular time, although I was around church and I was around, you know, teaching my my faith was really built off of the backs of my parents, you know, 12 years old, 13 years old. You don't even know who you are nonetheless. No. You know, good sound theology. And so my perspective of God at the time was this is the way God treats a servant. I don't want to serve a guy like that.
I don't want to I don't want to be around a church that serves a God that would do this to his son, just kind of being ignorant and really not knowing the Bible and knowing who he was in a personal way.
And so at 12 years old, I decided to abandon what my my parents had taught me and really kind of go against the grain and live a life and make a life for myself and did that for five years. And on my 18th birthday, my father sat me down and just began to speak into me and really declare over me what it was he sensed and felt God doing in and through my life. And at 18 years old, on my 18th birthday, my desire wasn't to sit there and have a conversation with my dad for hours and end know.
I'm thinking about going out, my friends, and there's all kinds of stuff is going through my mind. And he is in a loving way and in a graceful way, like only he could just telling me, hey, God has more for you than what you see. You know, his desire, his plan for your life is greater than your plan, your desires. And after five hours of just really pouring into me and having this this talk with me, he pats on the leg.
He goes upstairs to his room. And two a.m. that following morning, my mom knocks on the door. She says, I need you to come help me get your dad. He's not responding. And so I go to his room and I pull him out of bed and he's already dead. He's already transitioned from this life to the next. And I remember in the days to follow after that, just thinking to myself, man, I wish I had taken more time to listen to what he was saying.
I wish I was more intentional with that moment that he was pouring into me. And, you know, for me and my perspective was I have more time. I got more time with them. This is just another one of those dad talks and really didn't understand the dynamic and the importance of that conversation. And that conversation really shaped me into the man that I am today. It really, really kind of was the catalytic moment that springboard it, why I do what I do and how I do what I do.
And I think oftentimes, you know, great moments create great memories, but it's the painful moments that shape great destiny sometimes. And, you know, that was one of those painful moments for me that really shaped my destiny into becoming what it was that God desired for me to become. And I went I accepted a scholarship in your neck of the woods at Hampton University, a small individual in college there, and was there my freshman year and the end of my freshman year just felt this undeniable call of God.
And I transferred it from Hampton and moved to Detroit and went to Bible College there and ended up finishing in two years and moving back home in North Carolina and transitioning into taking over the church with my mom at twenty years old. And that was seventeen years ago now.
Wow, that is so while there's so much I can think about a thousand story lines, it's like.
There's so much impact and the message specifically that that breaks breaks me is knowing that the moments and the minutes, right. That's what powerful working for me comes from, is the minutes matter. And I think so often, especially in today's society, where, like moving at such supersonic speed, that even my desire like to see God everywhere I go. Right. To feel his presence is I get in the way of my own self to to go so quickly because I'm fast pace.
I'm an energy person. And just this morning, thinking about sitting across the table in a coffee shop with my dad having coffee and thinking this could be the last time. Right. And we never, ever know. But to know that you after that moment, we're able to kind of wake up to the fact that of this precious moment, these precious times. And even as you went to Hampton, probably on your own accord. Right. He still is like, hold on, there's more for you, son.
There's more you try something different. So 17 years ago, and now that everything has just completely expanded, how often do you sense that that time with your dad, is it every day you're like, holy cow, he he was what implanted this or. Yeah.
I mean, I think, you know, the interesting thing is I see so much of him in me and it kind of creeps me out sometimes because I'm like, holy crap, you know, this is eerie, but I often reflect on that conversation.
And I think that conversation is what propelled that's what pioneered is what pushed me into really doing what I am doing now and serving people the way that I do it and the heart behind why I do it.
And so, you know, one of the things that we often hear in different spheres and different circles is how we can store money and how we can steward relationships and how we can steward, you know, our our our time and all these different things.
But we very few times here how to store pain. And, you know, pain is one of the greatest teachers. If we allow it to be and we don't like it, we we try to avoid it. We don't you know, we don't enjoy those moments of pain. But when we reflect on them, they are we're finding moments that really push us and propel us if we allow them to into the greatness that God desires for us to experience.
Really. And so, yeah, so and so I just kind of made up my mind then that no pain would enter my life without it propelling me. And so every every painful situation, every painful season, every painful moment, there's something in that pain that can propel us if we allow it to. So interesting because a part of like when I'm helping people establish their own businesses, right, as I'm constantly thinking about this critical component of being and that without the understanding of your being, both highs and lows, both passions and pains, you really shouldn't even take that next step because they're integrated, because God uses all things for good, even the painful moments.
He has purpose. He's he's there in the midst. And so it's actually leaning on those. So you did this in such a massive way over the course of your life since all of this transpired and even probably pains from your childhood to taking into account anything when you were 12 even. Right. And that that that rejection of God, that rejection of just your why would you do this to a good man? Right. And so now why did it take you 17 years to write this book knowing it's actually been the storyline of your life?
Yeah, I think, you know, it takes time to really get to a place where you understand all of the ramifications of something. And I think that if we rush moments like this, anything that arrives too soon, anything that arrives prematurely always arrives too small. And so sometimes you can have something that you just sit with for years and years and years. And God is like, OK, now you have to release it. And so I pray that from that place of pain, when people read this book or when they hear the audio book, it resonates with something in them that allows them to know.
Although I may be going through this, I know that with the help of God, I'm going to come out of it. And so, you know, I think that, you know, those things take time to understand and really to grasp and get, you know, your your mind and your spirit around. And so, you know, it's it's a concept that really came alive at the beginning of twenty twenty when I would just kind of looking how people were living their lives and how they value time.
And, you know, if 20 twenty taught us anything, it's that the life that we thought and the life that we expected doesn't always go the way we think and expect. And so, you know, it's important for us to know that if we can't control something, it's almost impossible to manage it. And so we can't control time and we can't take time to stop. We can't tell time to go. We can't tell time to slow down.
We can't tell time to speed up. And so what can we do? And it's to steward the time that God gives us very well. And so that's what this is about. And it ties in, you know, some life applications, some practical moments. But it's not it's not scheduling. And I think when people, you know, think about time, they think schedule. This is about prioritizing and how we can be hyper aware of the goodness and the greatness of God in every moment that we are allowed to, Stuart.
And so I think that's why it took some time for it to really get into the hands and the hearts of many people because it was still becoming inside of me. So that when it did be a reality in the lives of many people, it would stick a little longer than it would if it had come earlier in my life.
Yeah, I think there's so much to that even. And you're speaking directly to me. I was just telling a friend the other day how when I come on to these podcast, I'm always looking for this opportunity for conviction, which is a weird way to live your life. But I constantly want that, that knowing that I get to evolve, that we have the gift of time to evolve and that he's drawing us near every minute if we're willing to be drawn near.
And that was the first thing that I wrote down when you were speaking that day, was that we we say we can manage our time, but we can't. We can only we were at it. And so to steward our time wisely and for me, a couple of things. And you saw right next to my computer, I have opened every single day my schedule, my planner, and it's like to see like 15 minute segments, 30 minute segments, hour long segments.
Right. I am a schedule freak because there's so much going on and I think that there is an importance to that. But literally, right before this, a call ended up not happening. And my CORE Creatives diners in the room are right now. And she had on some Russian music. And I said, you know what? Can you just turn that up? I just feel like sit here and smoke. And I didn't have that schedule. God had a schedule.
She knew that I needed it. Right. And so I just took some deep breaths and I just stopped worrying about tech. And I was just like, let me just be let me just be with Tim. Let me just be with myself. Let me just be with you. God, what do you have the. Me in this moment, and I actually have been sitting on a book for nearly kind of feels like I'm going on for years now and I got the final edit from somebody in January, and I was supposed to do my secondary edit, and it still has red marks all over it.
And I've just been passing it by, passing it by, passing by. And the gal who edited it for me, Liz, she she knows me. She knows the journey that I've been on over the course of the last four or five years, paying six years ago. Right. And I immediately went to write because God was like, this is the download, like let's make this happen. And the becoming process that has taken place in the last four years.
The healing, the deeper healing that has taken place, the deeper knowing of God. I'm like not even the same person that I was four years ago when I first started writing those things. It I mean, I she's like, you're going to change a lot just so you know, like a lot's going to change and that's OK. It's OK to be in that process. It's for a purpose. But she knows like the time and the release of it, I finally feel OK, the world can know all these secrets.
Right. And there's such truth to that. So speak to me about like this, this process of pain, this process of grieving, this process of healing and how it is even a stewarding of time for the Holy Spirit, because it's kind of layer by layer, like an onion.
Yeah, I think, as you mentioned, the more we are patient in the various seasons of our life, the more we discover. So we can't decide our destiny, but we can discover it. And I think when we're patient and when we allow God to grow and mature us, what we see and what we find is greater than what we thought. And, you know, there's something so significant about patience and contentment, and I think about. You know, the difference between an elephant and a dog, you know, both of them, they get pregnant at the same time, right?
The dog has a litter every three months. And, you know, an elephant is just in the beginning stages of carrying what it is that they carry.
And the dog gives birth to the litter and a month goes by and they're pregnant again in another three months as a litter. And the elephant is six months into the pregnancy and still carrying what it is that they carrying. And this dog gives birth to the second litter and gets pregnant again. And another three months passes by. And this process happens about eight times. And the elephant is still pregnant, carrying what it is that they carry. And this elephant, when they deliver this baby, they delivered this elephant and the elephant weighs over 400 pounds and nobody stops and looks at all the litters that this dog has.
But everybody stops and takes notice of this delivery of this elephant because it's so unique, it's so different. And I think so often we look at how other people are pushing out some of their dreams and some of the things that they desire and some of the things that, you know, that they've been hoping for, not knowing how long they've been carrying these things and what we see as a puppy litter being born and what they see as an elephant.
And then we look at our process and we're saying, OK, why is it taking so long and why am I still going through this? Why am I still carrying on to this? Why can't I just deliver it? Why can I just push it out? What can I just get it out? And God is saying, just be patient, because when the world sees it, they'll take notice of it. And, you know, when we think about it from that perspective, the patient really helps to keep us focused.
It really helps to keep us on par with what it is that God is maturing on the inside of us, whether it's a business or whether it's a dream, whether it's an idea, whether it's an invention, whatever the case may be, it takes time for those things to align both with the plan that God has for you in both what your future and destiny deserve. And so I just think for those that are listening to us right now, you know, be patient, even in the painful moments, even in the uncomfortable moments, even in the unknown moments, because it's in those moments that we get refined and you know, you know, this working out, you don't even feel like you've got a great workout until you feel pain, you know.
You know, I like saw right now I feel that, you know you know, you don't even feel like you've done anything significant until you get finished with the workout and you're like, oh, my gosh, what in the world did I just do? And so, you know, if we're that way with our physical body, why can't we be that way with our destiny? Why can't we allow it to be refined through the process that God is taking us through of maturity and patience and resilience and sometimes long suffering?
And I think that we can always tell what we are willing to endure by the dream and the size of the dream that we carry. And so, you know, I think when you understand that and you understand the significance of that, it gives you the ability to suffer a little longer than you would have if you weren't.
It is a fruit of the spirit, right? Like forbearance and self-control. No ever talks about that. They're like, well, but that to me and I don't get that in a spirit. And it's been this is like where God has such a sense of humor. Right. And he just sees us and he knows that these are the things that we want to put to the side. We want to hide under the rug. And therefore, you talk about an elephant like he's like, no, that's actually the thing I need you to focus on those.
That's actually the maturing process that I have you on right now. And yet it's not it's actually not the most forward facing thing either. Right. Like usually people don't see what's happening in that part of your life and not something you sit down at dinner with your friends and like, hey, let's talk about this area of self.
Well, let's talk about this longsuffering that I've been working on, and yet at the same time, it's actually the conversations we should be having because I believe that it's the unlock for so many people who feel like they're doing it alone. And even in their faith, they still feel completely isolated, even though God is like, I see you, baby girl. I see the boy like this is OK for you to be in this waiting process into this waiting zone, because I've got more for you and the dreams that I'm giving you, I'm giving you intentionally.
So you hold on. You keep taking the tiny steps, even though the people around you look like they're making massive leaps, the tiny steps are exactly what's meant for you. And and honestly, even those massive leaps, we don't see the tiny steps. We just see the big leaves. Right. Like you have six hundred thousand followers on Instagram. You didn't start with that. You started one. Right. And even if it was an overnight sensation, like some of these tech talk followers of millions and millions of followers like I've seen firsthand, I've witnessed somebody who had that experience happen and they are scrounging their drowning kind of because they want to come up to the dream.
But yet they're a little business, their tiny little systems, their tiny little capacity. It's not ready for it.
And so what is God doing in you right now in this waiting season and in this patient zone that's actually going to equip you for when that happens? Right. And so it's been 17 years in the making. Right. For you and even longer before that. And so talk us through like this evolution of your church even. There's a lot of pastors that are listening to us right now who either have really tiny churches, really small ministries, but their dreams are global and they impact people now with social media and the ability to have our churches online and things like that in a more grandiose way.
But you're touching a lot of lives. What do you speak into them?
Yeah, I think, you know, the most important thing to remember is God can do great things from a small place, you know? And so for me, I enjoy the small rooms just as much as I enjoyed the big ones.
And so I cut my teeth on those I pastor churches that are both large and small. And, you know, when you think about from a biblical perspective, the largest church that the apostle Paul pastored was probably fifty five people. But yet and still he wrote three fourths of the New Testament. And, you know, we look at his writings when we look at his teaching and we we see what God has done in utilizing his perspective by believing in the Holy Spirit.
And so I think it's something so significant about starting where you are and literally following the pursuit that God has placed in you, for you, for his people. And when we do that, it doesn't matter the size of our church. When we do it, when we do that, it doesn't matter what our mentality perspective is. What matters most is what God desires to do. And when we yield ourselves to that, we understand that we're just instrument.
You know, a saxophone is of no use if someone doesn't pick it up and blow with it. You know, a trumpet is of no use if someone doesn't pick it up and blow in it. And so as a leader, as a pastor, I'm just an instrument. I'm just a vessel. And I am completely useless if the Holy Spirit doesn't speak to me and blow through me and utilize me the way that he wants to, whether it's for one person or whether it's four thousand.
And I think that, you know, through the medium of technology, we have the opportunity to reach more people than we'll ever meet in person.
And so no matter how big your room is, you have the leveling the playing field medium of technology that gives us all an opportunity to reach the world by the click of a button. And so don't despise small beginnings because it's impossible to build on what you despise. Mm hmm.
That's a really good Evan don't think I often hear like that angle of it. And and I'm thinking of it even just from like last week I was in a mastermind and they're having everybody go around and declare their wins for the week. And the week fell, even though there was a lot of fun things that happen. And I'm always living life like vibrant. Could you imagine all my rainbows are are literally seeping out of me most days. But it's this day.
I just felt like heaviness. I just felt like, gosh, I feel like I'm doing all this stuff and it doesn't feel like the fruit is there. Like I don't feel like I can see it. I can sense it, but I can't see it. And and somebody went through and she declared and her name is Lisa. She's such a sweetheart. She said for the first time in my life, I've opened my eyes to this experience of God and.
I would have never done it if it wasn't for Tamra, and I just I don't even know or from Adam, I barely at all. We've just communicated on D.M. a couple of times. And I had invited her to an online church and I got to speak at it. And I just started weeping right there on the call because that's the purpose. That's the greater why. That's the greater vision. And we get lost sometimes in this comparison trap of.
But God, you told me. You showed me. You knocked me out on the floor before and there was way more people than the people that are here right now. When is that vision come to fruition and what am I actually working for? And it was that simple moment, because just like Abraham, when he when he told him that you count the stars in the sky, that's the amount of gifts. That's the amount of people that are going to continue based on your lineage, based on your keeping this promise, this covenant with me.
You didn't meet all those people. He didn't interact with all those generations. He barely even knew their name likely. But he did get to take a scope from heaven when he was seated at the right hand. And Jesus says it wasn't for you, it was for them. And so if you're impacting one person, I don't know the impact that she's going to make, but she's a part of the ripple. And so it just brought me to my knees in that moment and it continued why I continued propel right in the pain of the heavy.
I was propelled to the one. And that's what are called to. That's it.
So it's you think about you think about the people that impact the world in either a positive or negative way. And, you know, I think of one particular instance here as the late entertainer who was scarred by a leader and now they have this disdain for church and this disdain for Jesus. And you just think to yourself, man, what if that leader would have taken that time to sow seeds of love? So seeds of grace or seeds of joy into this this kid, their trajectory and their perspective would be completely different.
And I just think there's something so powerful about being with the one being with the one person. We can't change the world unless we change it one person at a time. Just like you said, you never know who you're impacting. You never know who you're touching. And so wherever you are and whoever you may be touching and talking to, invest your best into that person because you never know what they were going to do. That's so good. And here we are talking minute by minute, right?
That's the power of 14 40 we don't get when we get the choice, God gives us free will. But why wait? Why waste and why wait? Right. Like you're putting your feet on the ground today and you're in a bad mood. Do you really want to take advantage of that or do you want to take advantage of the opportunity to give it to God and walk out and do what he's called us to do and to live in love and live in light?
And yet sometimes you just want to crawl under the basket and light, just simmer within you because you need to, like, fill up. Right. And I found that the most times that I'm get more full is when the lights are on and I get to like, soak in vitamin D. Right. But at the same time, there's like I have this idea that the camera's on and in. So it's deposited in a run the longest run and ever done.
By the way, have you ever heard of #75Hard? Oh gosh, I recommend it, but I don't recommend it.
It's just like a challenge. You have to work out to forty five minute sectors a day, a gallon of water a day, 10 minutes of self-help like self-help, education, book and a diet of any choice. It sounds easy because I was like, oh, I kind of do all of that and no alcohol. I was like, I got to do all those things right workouts a day. Anyway, this particular day I decided I was going to say yes to this challenge and went out and I was on the last loop and it was 60 minute run.
Longest I had ever ran. The last time I ran, I literally peed myself at the finish line. So that's how bad I hate running a guy. And I just declared that to everyone. So you didn't see me there. It happened. My kids are popping out of their head like mommy's peeing people all around me as this is happening. So I'm on the last leg and I'm like, oh my gosh. First off, I didn't see myself for 60 Minutes.
And secondly, I just felt the Holy Spirit saying, let's go, camera's on, let's go, camera's on. And I'm like, what does that mean? What does that mean? And I just imagine him hitting the record when I was born, when I was conceived and he is watching. Stop worrying about like the exterior cameras, stop worrying about what other people are thinking. What if we lived our life? And he says today's the day.
Yeah. Your roommate right now in this minute. So talk us through this power of fourteen forty and the kind of the way that you laid out the book, because I know it's different than like a traditional layout. I'm excited about that part.
Yeah. So you know the perspective and I think the. Angle of the book is how we look at our day, and most of the time when we categorize the day, we look at it from the perspective of 24 hours. And I was just really, you know, kind of thinking, how can we be more intentional than just looking at 24 hours? How can we look at the minutes that God allows us to steward in a day? And when you think about it, that's fourteen hundred and forty minutes.
And the way that we utilize those minutes, determine our moments and our moments, determine our reality. And so, you know, our future looks like how we invest our minutes. And so when people are reading the book or people are listening to the audio book is laid out in 30 chapters. And the prayer is that people will go on this journey of discovery one chapter a day for a month and really see how there's beauty in every day, even if it's a painful day, even if it's a confusing day, there's there's beauty in it.
And there's things to be learned throughout this journey that God desires to uplift and extract out of us. And so in writing this book, I want it to do so in a way that it was easy to read, but also sticky enough to remember. And so my prayers, those that pick it up or listen to it, I feel the same way. And it's not too heavy. It's not too much. It's not too overbearing. But it's a journey and it's unpacking.
It's an unwinding. It's pulling back those layers that you were talking about, like onions for the reader and for the listener. I love this.
You guys who are watching live, you're seeing the book right here on the screen making the most of every minute a day the power of 14 40 forward by none other than John Maxwell, who we all know and love. And I learn from all the time from leadership training. And, you know, you're you're a leader. You're in the forefront of so many things, the church, your family. How do you speak in to leaders specifically about this power, in this message?
And yeah. What would you say specifically to a group of leaders?
Yeah. That there is this misconception that there's balance in life and the reality is there is no balance. And so God shouldn't get the same balance of time as I do. But anything else, my and my wife and my son shouldn't get the same balance of time as I give to serve in the church. And so there can't be a balance. It shouldn't be a balance, but there should be a priority. And how we prioritize our day determines, you know, what we give our life to.
And so for leaders, the first thing that I believe we have to do is our time, our time with God and really sit at his feet, listen and hear what it is that he has to say. In the second voice that we hear every single day should be ours, because we've heard the voice of our father and we echo what it is he says. And then it helps us to shape those fourteen hundred and forty minutes that God allows us to.
Stuart and your family should get the best of your time and everyone else should get the rest of your time. At the end of our life and at the end of my life, I understand my church won't be in the hospital room with me. My family will be. So I want to invest. I'm going to pour into I want to and encourage, you know, the leaders that are listening to this to. So the best of your life and to your immediate family and your close, close friends.
Because at the end of it, that's what we're really matter. You know, all the accolades, all the accomplishments, all the things that we did, whether they were great or bad, the end of it, they really won't matter in the grand scheme of things. But what will matter is how your spouse remembers you. What will matter is how your kids remember you. What will matter is what you did for the kingdom of God.
So if we do that already, if we don't get that already right, we really miss an opportunity to live the life that Jesus sees for us to live. I partner with you one thousand percent in this work life balance and we're speaking in clubhouse right now and clubhouse specifically is like, how do I everyone wants to know, how do I get balance?
How do I do it? You do how I make a million dollars. And how about and I partner in the fact that it's a lie. Balance doesn't exist. I truly live my life on this understanding of alignment. And then if I'm not vertically aligned, I cannot horizontally do any thing. And that goes with my family too. And so understanding mind, body, soul, spirit, every single piece of me has to have an alignment zone and I get it right every day.
Absolutely not. But we have a gift of becoming when our feet have a chance to hit the floor the next day and you have breath in your lungs and you can say, yes, you have the choice to say yes. I could also say in my bed and never get up and ignore the people that I love and try to just rest and recoup, rest and recoup from what this morning I put in April Fool's joke out on all of my social things, being like I'm really exhausted and overwhelmed.
I think I need to just take a break for a while.
And some people were like, no, how can I pray for you? What do you need?
And I'm like, you know who I'm connected to. I know the power, the energy all day long. I don't mean that you can buy everything. And so I got a lot of people, my husband for the husband, he comes down like five fifty and I hear, like, rambling up there and I'm like, what is he doing? I'm like a crazy early riser.
And he's like, are you OK? I'm like, what are you talking about? And he's like, I saw your social media because I'm like, First off, I don't like you telling social media before I told you this important April Fools. And he's like, oh my God, you got me. And so do I have days that I feel overwhelmed or moments. Sure, but guess when my alignment zone is my people that are connected to me throw on worship music just a little bit, just enough.
That inner circle matters so much. There's constant worship in my house and I just get to slow down in the middle of that crazy schedule to find my alignment so that I can pour out again. And being surrounded as a leader is right, like being surrounded by people a lot. There's people knocking, there's people meeting, there's people asking.
And and I'm one of those people I literally was like pacing back and forth in her Lana'i outside like ten. I just heard you speak. I am on fire right now. She's looking at me. And speaking of the one, the person whose house I was in, you actually baptized her and she's like he's and has no idea who I am. And I said he might not need to know your name, but he knows you. You. And so talk about ripple effect.
Like I was inside of a home that was now being stewarding children that knew Jesus, that love Jesus, and you don't get to know her name. And even if you did and you guys get to hug next time you're together, like it's about the legacy of the people you'll never meet. And so not stop worrying about balance and start worrying about that alignment factor. How can you get centered today that then leads to the minute that then leads to the moment that then leads to the momentum of your life?
Yeah, that flash that flash of the dream that he's giving you, it will come. And if it does, then if it's not the same way, there's still a plan and it kept you holding on to that momentum zone long enough. So I am I'm just like I could keep talking for hours, but I want to be honor you your time. And I just. Do you have any, like, final words? Obviously, the book.
You guys got to go check it out. You can check out Tim Timberlake and all the places, Facebook, Instagram, Tim Timberlake, DOT TV, I believe what else you have have for them that I. I would just say, you know, like you were talking about just the momentum and it's easy for us to lose momentum when we lose focus. And, you know, if we lose our focus, then distractions begin to look like opportunities.
And so for us, we keep the momentum by keeping our focus. And there's nothing that corrects our focus better than worship. And so worship helps us to reporters to refocus and to set in order what it is that's important and what it is. It's not important. And so when we worship, we are acknowledging that there's something higher than us. And so that's why worship is the only thing God cannot do, because in order for him to worship, yes, I acknowledge that there's something higher than him and there is nothing higher than God.
And so when we worship, it helps us to refocus so that we can figure out what is important and what is not. And that is what allows us to carry on momentum in a spiritually healthy way where we're not toiling or we're not finding ourselves striving, but we are running the stride that God has set before us. And I'm a firm believer that God orders our steps, but we dictate our stride. And so when we get into the mentality of do, do, do, instead of becoming that our stride gets off and we trip and we fall and we stumble into things that we shouldn't.
And so worship helps us to keep that that priority in that focus and a good perspective that is so good.
I've been listening all week into a clubhouse room called Breakfast of Champions, and the guy who coordinates it, his name is Glen Lundie, and he's been utilizing like March Madness as a frame of reference to teach his morning show Rising Grind. And one of the things that he said about like the preparation in each day, he's talked about quarter one. What do you need to do a quarter to what do you need to do? And he talked about this idea of momentum in quarter three.
He specifically said, don't hit the Nozawa in Tucson. And when he said that, I was like, oh, that's so good, because we can get ahead of God by our stride. And he's like, hold on. Good and faithful servant. Like, I need you to slow your roll. That's not the pulling in. And I am I can definitely be guilty in that regard. Like talk about conviction. Hands go up right here because I'm, like, always looking for opportunity, like, where is the next thing?
Where do you want me to go? And I have to be super conscientious, conscientious, not just from boundaries, but from my prayer life and from that flow, like if I can exist in horizontal mode, but I'm not aligned fully, I get depleted. And when I get depleted, I know that's my that's my self regulation moment to be like, what are you doing? And what I'm not doing and not doing is usually worship and just finding that time to just be at its feet and for him to deposit deposit deposit.
But at the same time, sometimes you just need to worship, worship, worship without needing anything. Just in gratitude for the fact that you've made it this far right. That you still exist, that you're still given an opportunity to to pour into the people that you are connected to, to just experience his greatness right here on Earth as it is in heaven. So I am incredibly grateful. I'm so excited to get my hands on the book. It's in presell right now, correct?
It's out and it is available anywhere. Books are sold.
So I don't know how to do it now. Audible, audible And is it your voice? It is my voice. I'm really.
How was that so curious? Because I know people who are like, I'm not doing that. It's hard.
I enjoyed it. You know, for me it's it's personal to me and it would just be weird as somebody else reading it. So I love doing it. And and we'll probably do the rest of my books the same way I love it.
And that's exactly my next question. I'm so glad you said that because I always like to know, because I know the inner workings of somebody connected to God. It never stops. Like there's still more to come. And so what has he shown you as far as what's ahead? And has he or are you kind of in this waiting season?
Yeah, it's kind of weird. My writing methodology is is a bit different. I'll get an idea. And then from the idea, I'll start to write down little nuggets and from the Nuggets, I'll toss scripture to it from the scripture storyline. And so right now I'm just kind of still in this this phase of seeing what else does a guy want from fourteen forty. So we'll kind of see what, what comes on the till in the bed and then where things kind of settle before I start working on the next one.
So good. So do I get a shirt or a hat. I can throw some gear or some swag coming on because you had a shirt on.
I'm like what. I need that.
Up to it on my body, because it's really rad if we get to submerge, so cool. I hope that you to just like lean into this understanding. And if anything, it's a constant reminder, just like put 14, 40 in your mirror, put it in your and your rearview mirror on your actual mirror, wherever you need it to go. Put out your desktop screen saver because every minute matters. Are you spending it in connection to him?
Are you spending it in alignment with who he's called you to be? Are you spending it in a moment of joy? Are you worshiping in the process? And if you're not, there are people who are eager, like Tim and myself, to see you in that element. We need to pray you into it. If we need to worship alongside you, if we just need to to lend an ear, whatever it is, please know that that we're accessible.
We're just humans. Right. Just like Tim responded to that D.M. and she like he's going to respond to you.
I'm like, maybe not. But, you know, we all put our pants on the same way. And Tim, I'm grateful you put your pants on today. You're not in your boxers on his call and you showed up, brother. And I'm I'm really grateful. And I know that the people listening have been blessed by the time, blessed by the deposits. Go get the power. Fourteen, forty. And we're going to jump on a clubhouse for just like five minutes to grace the people with their presence.
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