Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Work not done

Have you ever had a sleepless night worrying about the things that you HAVEN'T done yet? Or even spent a sleepless night stressing about the long "To Do" list? It can be quite exhausting.
Eric Hoffer speaks about this problem when he says, "Our great weariness comes from work not done."
On some level I find this to be totally true. The work that has come and gone may have tired us out, but it is the 'left over work' that hangs over our heads like the sword of Damocles. One of my frustrations in ministry is to accept that 'the work' will never be done - there will always be someone else to call, to visit, to see, to email etc.

For this reason, I feel that we all need to decide which are the KEY relationships, things we need to spend our time on. When those are our focal point, and receive enough of our time, then we can be at peace that the 'work not done' can be tackled tomorrow.

What are your thoughts?

Job 7:6 - "My days come and go swifter than the click of knitting needles, and then the yarn runs out—an unfinished life!" (MSG)

Living in Grace

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