It’s Sunday again!
What are you doing?
Today is the fellowship meal at our church. (Think big potluck, only a team of people cook the whole meal so nobody has to bring anything.) It’s also my and my son’s turn to run the audio/visual equipment. Some friends are going to be visiting us for church today, too. So it’ll be a full day. And I’m looking forward to it.
Every now and then, Sundays simply get too busy. We lose our day of rest in favor of a day of hustling and bustling and meeting all the demands of life and the different church ministries in which we volunteer. On those days, I take a deep breath, look around at everything I’m involved in, and ask myself an important question.
Am I doing this because God wants me to, or did I trip and fall into it without asking Him?
Both have been true at different times in my life.
I learned an important lesson years ago. I was plugged into so many different ministries at church that I was constantly busy. In fact, I was so busy doing things for God that I wasn’t doing anything with God.
I took that lesson to heart. No matter how good a ministry might be, no matter how noble – or even how godly – I don’t get to decide whether or not it’s the ministry for me. God makes those calls. My job is to listen and obey.
So these days, when I get one of those Sundays where I feel like I can’t breathe, I take a step back to survey the situation. Thankfully, none of them are terribly time-consuming, and I’m in each of them because God called me to them. But they do still all occasionally converge on a single day. Life gets a little frenetic when that happens, but it really is a rare thing.
Even so, when it happens, I take the time look at my life, where I’m serving, and why I’m in those ministries. I don’t want to lose touch again and find myself so busy doing for God that I forget to live life with Him.
What about you? What does a typical Sunday look like? And what do you do when the ways in which you serve seem to overwhelm you?
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