I have done a HORRIBLE job lately of putting things on my calendar. And saying yes and being over helpful, but then not helpful at all–because I have been not only double scheduling but triple scheduling. We showed up late a lot last week. I had to cancel plans because of previous things that I should have known about. I needed a lot of grace last week.
This week, I am putting myself in God’s hands. I need Him to take care of me. I need Him to help me say no, to get organized, and to remember what is actually on that calendar.
How about you? Do you struggle with margin and scheduling? I am realizing I set this precedent for myself in junior high and I am only getting worse. I don’t want my kids to be like this as adults. I want to model something different. How about you?
So let’s pray on it:
God we ask you to hold us right in the palm of your hands. Hold us close and help us to see the big picture, lead us to a time of sabbath that will refresh us. Show us the ways to leave margin in our schedules that we may have more time for you and our families. Let us remember that we must set an example of margin for others, that by leaving space in our schedules we are encouraging others to do the same. May this habit of allowing space in our schedules bless us and remind us that we are in your hands, that you care for us at all time.