Monday, June 8, 2009

Screeech!!!!-Monday Meltdown

If you are an organized planning guru don't read this post. If you have ever had a Monday that made you feel like a black streak on the pavement read on. Do you remember the dirt bikes with pedal brakes as a kid? I would get going as fast as I could slam on the brakes and see how long of a black streak I could leave on the pavement. My brother and I used to compete to see who could leave the longest streak. Of course I won (I actually don't remember who won but I was the oldest ya see). I also remember the first car I was allowed to drive, I can't remember the name but it was green, made of titanium was about 12 ft long and had at least 8 cylinders under the hood. When you mashed on the accelerator the tires would scream over the pavement leaving a nice black streak as a symbol of teenage power.
Well the glory days of teenage vanity are over and today I don't feel like the bike or car with speed and power, but rather, I feel like the black streak on the pavement. I don't feel like this everyday it is just occasionally so today I decided to dump it on this blog. Yes, I am a Man of God fully surrendered to Jesus, Pastor a church and often teach on the peace that God can give you and the importance of keeping and maintaining Godly priorities. Counseled hundreds of people and encouraged them to get through their tough times. But when I get from behind the podium, lift my head out of my devotions, or end that counseling session I have to face the same fast paced world everybody else does. Time to practice what I preach.
Everybody I know has there hand in lots of things and are busy. So I know I am no lone ranger. But maybe through this blog I can get some things out of my head and have a productive Tuesday.
When crisis strike they appear to come in waves. My dad has a major surgery and follows up with a stroke. I took a week off to go to Iowa and help my parents, which was my honor. But when I came back guess what was still staring at me? Four rolls of drawings I need to review for the store I designed in Columbia, the same store is 5-3/8" too wide to fit at the location, the same store the drillers discovered an old building underneath that is hindering the foundations from being drilled..Jonathan what do we do?
On top of that had to put the finishing touches on my extended taxes, pay two to three bills that were close to being due, I still have a few jobs that I need to get the invoices out to so I can get paid, and Oh yeah need to tidy up that sermon for Sunday, my wife hasn't seen me in a week we need some time together, and Oh yeah, my wife's Grandpa is dying and she may have to turn around and go back up to Iowa, should she drive should she fly? Take some of the kids? Take all of the kids? Jonathan don't forget you have to finish your online class before June 30th or that was a wasted $400, In 2 weeks we are having the Church picnic is everything in order for that? Twenty minute Phone a church member that escaped jail time phew! give God praise. My second son needs my attention he can't focus on his school can you help him? (how ironic). Come hear son let me help you out. HA! Always finding the right words for someone else.
Got to get on the plans for moving my parents to Oklahoma, rent an apartment? rent a house? buy a house? which way to go? Oh no! I missed payday I have to get on my boss and tell him I didn't get a check..oops I am the boss. Off to the bank write myself a check and I might as well deposit the other checks I have on my desk. The church financials stewards were on vacation I might as well go to two banks while I am out and make that church deposit. And on and on and on....
This was about 10 seconds of thoughts that was on continuous loop and cycled around in my head today spinning like the wheels of car and left me feeling like the black streak on the pavement. Well I gotta admit this Monday got the best of me...gonna have a talk with my Heavenly Father and practice some Philippians 4:6-7..practice a little of what I preach and have a better Tuesday

Php 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (7) And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Now today is DADDY TIME!!! Time to go hang out with my oldest son and tie some relationship strings. What new adventure will he have me doing today? Whoever took time to read this Thanks for listening.

1 comment:

  1. Psalms 121:8

    1I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

    2My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

    3He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

    4Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

    5The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

    6The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

    7The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

    8The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

    Many Blessings,



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