Today could go down as the most unproductive day I've ever experienced.
Knowing I had an impossible schedule I was forced to cut some things. Today, as much as it pained me, I opted to miss a hospital call I really wanted to attend and I skipped lunch as well. And one would think, with the free time those decisions generated, that I would be setting pretty. Think again.
I'm certain I was on the phone for close to three hours today with various people whom I dearly love. Combine that with the "drop in" visits to discuss this and that and before I knew it, it was nearing 5pm and time to head to Kevin's for dinner. I had an hour to grab a bite to eat and spend a little time with Em before I was back out the door for a 6:30pm elder's meeting.
I try not to stress on days like today but it's really hard not to. God knows what I have to get done and He's yet to let me down. I kept reminding myself today that ministry is about people and not simply writing messages. This is a balance that has been so hard to master. Sometimes I just wish there was an 8th day! But I'm certain that wouldn't help. It's learning to work with what you've got, knowing when to say yes and when to say no.
I'm certain tomorrow will be more productive!