Tuesday, February 16, 2010

how lazy is your diary?

There's one thing you can be sure of this year: what happens will surprise you. But how do you plan for the unexpected?

I love this suggestion (a little late, but still timely!).

And the big one: make sure your ‘diary’ for 2010 looks lazy. What do I mean by that? I mean that we often overfill our regular commitments at the start of any year because it all looks achievable. But often it is only achievable provided that: a. you never get another cold (shouldn’t be too hard to pull off); b. your estimate of your current commitments in terms of time they require is spot on (it’s not like things take more time than we think right?); and c. no new projects show up, and no new people show up who need caring or serving. If your diary looks lazy, you will have the time you need to respond to the divine appointments that God brings across your path – people to connect with, unbelievers to share Jesus with, the needy to care for. Remembering that we aren’t justified by our activities, but by God’s grace, gives us confidence to make the diary a bit less dense in 2010.
from Happy New Year HT Nicole

image is from Bonnie BonBon at flickr

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