Tuesday, January 04, 2011


Happy New Year! Yes, it has been awhile since you heard from me. A lot happened at once and some things got set aside. Today I started to wonder though, if commitments like blogging got neglected because I was overwhelmed by circumstances that were far more important, or because I let them consume me. Maybe it was a little of both. Sometimes it’s hard to tell isn’t it?

I share a lot of examples of how life doesn’t stop so we can finish works-in-progress and meet deadlines. As I’ve learned over the past few years of seemingly non-stop crisis, there are times when we need to put activities like writing on the back burner for the sake of urgent matters. There are also times, however, when we simply need to plow through on the toughest days and do what we promised to do. We often don’t know which of the above we should do until the time comes. That is all the more reason to stay tuned into God’s voice, letting His Spirit prompt us to put life before writing for a few days or honor our many commitments and let Him handle the situation that could easily distract us to the point of getting nothing done.

As we start the New Year maybe it would be a good idea to consider how we determine when life needs to take top billing and when we need to leave that life stuff to the One who can handle it best and get to work. After all, there will always be a crisis to deal with. The question is; which ones do we set everything aside for?


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