I find that I spend a great deal of my time at this time of year juggling priorities. Infuriatingly, of late it's been because other people have had a different opinion as to the urgency of a particular situation.
One of my colleagues had to be reminded twelve times about the need to submit a particular form to me!
Because of this, I have had to keep rescheduling, changing my tack, working a bit of unpaid overtime, calling in favours, cajoling, negotiating, and copying in other colleagues to try to help, in order to drive things home and finally get things done.
It's been exhausting.
However, I am now calmer.
The rush has died down. I've got time to breathe.
Time to take stock. With a hard-earned day off today.
Time to reflect on what God had to say to me this week:
Psalm 127: 1-2 (The Message)
If God doesn’t build the house,
the builders only build shacks.
If God doesn’t guard the city,
the night watchman might as well nap.
It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone.
Don’t you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves?