As I survey the next couple of months I am aware that there is an enormous amount of work to do. This is usually true as we wind up ministries and other activities in preparation for the summer but it feels different this year. Maybe it has to do with the fact that things have kind of been on hold, or at least we’ve had less “other” things to do, but it feels like the lead up to Christmas is going to be a bit frantic. I don’t know if you feel the same, but if you do, you probably share my concern that we get through this period with our sanity still intact!

But how?

If there’s one strategy I try to use in times of great busyness, it’s wisdom. A key feature of the wise life is good timing. It’s all well and good to know what to do, but if you don’t know when to do that right thing, wisdom eludes us. To pursue better timing means putting aside the great enemy of wisdom – balance.

Now, don’t get me wrong, balance is not all bad, but at the end of the day it seeks to fit everything in rather than seeking to determine the right things to do now. Our society screams at us that the right time for everything is NOW, but wisdom is that we need to do the right thing at the right time.

With that in mind, allow me to urge you to pursue wisdom at the end of this year rather than balance! Turn your hearts to the only wise God and seek the discernment to do what ought to be done rather than asking for the ability to fit it all in!

Let us live wisely!