Friday, March 14, 2014

Crowd: #FiveMinuteFriday

I felt it pressing in all around me for weeks now. My schedule, my to-do list, my full plate. And one weekend getaway won't fix what's broken. No, this is a systemic problem. That I don't know where to begin to fix.

And  I knew sooner or later my body would rebel. "Too much," it screamed! And so I found myself having to disregard my list, relegating myself to resting and only what could be done from the couch. And even on the day I was certain it was coming I overbooked with back-to-back meetings. Not enough time for either. All day, going strong, neglecting my husband on our day off together, fighting my body, and breaks, and slow.

And when you think you can't possibly slow down you find it impossible to do the things you thought were ultimate. You remember that life is not an emergency. That there is a choice between good and best. And hopefully you won't end up back on this couch a month from now. Hopefully you'll place value where it belongs and let the rest fade away.

Not letting the tyranny of the urgent crowd out your very life.


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  1. Perfectly said, Joy. The phrase "the tyranny of the urgent" is expressed perfectly because the urgent often doesn't seem to be on our priority list, does it? It does take determination to look to the Lord and see if whether or not the urgent is HIS interruption. Sometimes it is, sometimes it's a distraction from the enemy. A moment by moment thing for sure!

    Tammy ~@~

    1. Tammy, thank you so much for your wise words and encouragement.

  2. Love that line "Not letting the tyranny of the urgent crowd out your very life." What is more valuable than life itself? So glad to connect through FMF.