Today’s my first day back at work from vacation. I’ve got mixed feelings. Attending two other churches on Sunday got me excited about my role again. Yes, I’m a church visiting freak. I woke up Sunday and dragged my kids out of bed in a precision drill to visit the early service at The Meeting House and the late service at Bramalea Baptist. They thought something was strange when we had completed one service and were on our way to another when it was only 10:00 a.m. What can I say; I need help. Both churches excited me. But now I’m back. I’ll soon be sucked into meetings, phone calls, demands, etc. – if I let myself get sucked in. During our vacation, Charlene commented on how much time Jesus spent in Galiliee versus Jerusalem. Galilee was slower, quieter. We spend most of our time (figuratively, of course) in Jerusalem. I’ve been carrying around this quote for a couple of years now:
The point is to realize that much of what we’re doing is at best a waste of energy. If we organized the majority of our work time around applying these principles, and pretty much ignored or stopped doing everything else, our lives would be simpler and our results vastly improved. (Jim Collins, Good to Great)
I’m wondering if I’ll make the time this year (skip a few meetings) to do what really matters.