Good morning friends!
I have been BUSY lately! We here at Westminster have been without someone in the Senior Pastor role for about a month, and that has eaten up a whole bunch of time. Also, I started a new podcast with my friend Tyler called Roughing the Pastor. You should check it out, because it’s awesome! I’ve also been riding my bike like a mad man, getting ready for a trip to DC that some friend and I are planning in a couple of weeks. And so, as it often is, the blog was a victim of the extra work load.
The season of busy work continues, but I had a revelation of sorts this morning when I was making coffee for our men’s group. I pulled out my phone while the coffee was brewing, and I looked at my to-do list. My mind was racing with the busy-ness of the season, how much I had to do. There’s a sermon manuscript that needs to be written. There are weddings coming up that need my attention. There are meetings to go to. There’s just a lot of stuff coming up.
But then as I closed my to-do app, I realized that on my phone the app puts the number of things to do as a badge on the icon. Today I have ten things to do. Somehow, that changes my perspective on things. For all the hustle and bustle I felt, for all the stressful emotions this day has led for me, I only have ten things to do. That’s it. I could knock that out in a morning. As I sit here, only really an hour an a half in to my work day, I’m down to six things. Nothing to it.
Which really brings me around to the state of mind we bring with us in our stressful seasons. Are we really as busy and stressed out as we feel, or have we just let our minds run away with our hearts? Could a more calm, cool, logical approach actually help us in the long run? I mean, obviously the answer is yes, but what does it take to get our mind there?
What do you think? How do your emotions cloud the busy seasons of your life?