It seems the days have grown shorter.
Being new and learning the senior pastor position at the same time is quite daunting. There are a TON of small things that I am learning I need to do that I have never done. Most are little things that were always done around me, but now I am doing them...or finding folks to do them.
My aim is to not fall behind in accomplishing my schedule of tasks and goals for each week; however, these last 5 days have really challenged that! So far, though, my head is above the water, and I am remaining on schedule.
I wonder though, if we try to pack too much stuff into our days? Is our lifestyle healthy? Is it normal throughout history? Have people always hurried to get stuff done like we do now, here in the U.S.?
Perhaps, our busy-ness is keeping us from more important tasks. I know it makes us edgier. At a meeting recently, I wanted to run out of the room as 5 minutes of business was crammed into over an hour. For some reason I just couldn't relax and make it a social event...it was afterall a "meeting."
My prayer is that all of us can slow down a bit and focus on the important tasks before us.