Have you ever felt pressed for time? I have! Often… In fact, almost always. Yet, we are not meant to live with the pressure and the stress that lack of time brings into our lives… And the clock is not suppose to be the thing that drives us each day to accomplish what needs to be be done. I ran across the following while recently overseas (I read while flying) and thought it might give you food for thought. It is based on the 23rd Psalm…
The clock is my dictator, I shall not rest.
It makes me lie down only when exhausted.
It leads me into deep depression, it hounds my soul.
It leads me in circles of frenzy for activities’ sake.
Even though I run frantically from task to task,
I will never get it all done, for my ‘ideal’ is with me.
Deadlines and my need for approval, they drive me.
They demand performance from me, beyond the limits of my schedule.
They anoint my head with migraines, my in-basket overflows.
Surely fatigue and time pressure shall follow me all the days of my life.
And I will dwell in the bonds of frustration forever.
Taken from Christine and Tom Sine, Living On Purpose: Finding God’s Best For Your Life.
Now, this might be a good time to go back and read yesterday’s blog entitled “24/6”