Celtic monks saved western Europe by keeping two circles. They head their sifted circles – internal relationships of learning, repentance, and devotion. They also kept sent circles – they’d get into circular boats together, and multiply their mission on wherever their boat landed.
1 Peter is a great guide on being sifted. God calls us to cut excess and get radical about devotion. God also calls us to constant sentness. You need both. If you can’t find a way to uphold both you’ll limp, flounder and fall. Titus 3:14 supports the same. James teaches a pure devotion is caring for widows but also to keep your own life unstained. The way forward is a disciplined way.