Time out

Every so often we are faced with an avalanche of busyness that is unavoidable and just has to be overcome.

Very recently I was directly involved in the leadership and running of four separate and unassociated events (three marketplace, one church) all within a 48 hour period.

Fortunately there was much prior planning for each of the events.Individually and collectively the events were very exciting and fun bringing many benefits to many people. The flip side resulted in little sleep and a very tired team of people.

To prepare myself to “stay the distance” with significance? Loads and loads of prayer leading up to and during the events.  “Lord You know what is up ahead. Please be with me each step of the way and help ensure each event is a wonderful success!” The results for each event were excellent allround. I’m sure such results would have been much less without voluminous prayer!

Have a planned celebration “time out” at the completion of the respective events/projects, with the team involved. This is so important particularly if you want to retain you and your team’s sanity! For me it was with my family as we escaped to the Swan Valley for a long outdoor garden lunch. I even refused to look at my phone and social media for the whole day…liberating!!

Scripture… pre busy times.
“Give yourself to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will help you.”Psalm 37:5
Scripture… during busy times.
“Don’t worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart. And God’s peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep yourhearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6,7

Scripture… after busy times.                                           “There were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his disciples didn’t even have time to eat. So he said to them, ‘Let us go off by ourselves to some place where we will be alone and you can rest a while.’ ” Mark 6:31

Speaking blessing into your week~James