This morning I was blessed to start my week with a day off. It’s a great way to start a work week! The day started with a quiet time – Bible open, reading and prayer. Oh, how I wish I were disciplined enough to get up and start every day that way. It set my spirit for the entire day. I didn’t have a lot planned, a meeting at Kentucky Shakespeare Festival and some errands. There was something in my spirit that moved with me and when the unexpected came up, it was handled. Not sure, but I may have gotten more done today because of the way it started.
Sometimes we shoot out of the gate to start our week and by Tuesday afternoon we crash and burn. Our list is long and we are sure it will all be accomplished by Monday at 5 p.m. It doesn’t and we end up transferring what’s left to Tuesday. Why not pace ourselves? Why not savor the day and all it has to offer even if it means serving someone else – helping their list along. It never fails that when I’ve put my list aside to help someone else along, the blessing is mine.
Think about it, if we put people over progress, will we be living more like Jesus? Blessed are the motivated, for they will have time for everything. Ok, so that’s not how it reads but if our motivation comes from outside ourselves, how much more will we look like Jesus?
Let me encourage you to be available for others as you go through your day. At the end of the day, you will have accomplished more than you had listed. Let me know how that works for you.
All the best,
PS – the passage I read to start the day, Matthew 5: 1 – 12.