Workday Musings

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We used to sing a song: “Holiness, Holiness is what I long for, Holiness is what I need. Holiness, Holiness is what you want from me.”

God, I’m not very good at producing holiness, am I?

I have a long day in front of me.

Bruce and I were talking yesterday about organizational systems, and I realized that I haven’t been able to follow any particular system consistently because my approach to tasks is so chaotic. I don’t really have ANY routine that I follow consistently. My theme verse seems to be, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might” (Eccles 9.10).

Whatever job is in my mind when I get into the office, that’s what I jump into. And I don’t always take the five minutes or whatever to think through my tasks for the week.

This approach allows me to consistently get the big things done and give them good attention. What it DOESN’T do is keep things from falling through the cracks. Tasks that aren’t high on MY list, but are important to people who count on me, sometimes get lost in the shuffle.

As long as I see my calendar every few days, I know where the big things are.

Maybe I should have a system for tracking the things people ask of me? Keep my current system, such as it is, and just add a list of the requests people make? I could use my little notebook for that.

God, let me love & serve you today with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. Use and speak through me, I pray.

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