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Overcommitted…

Right now I’m leading a church plant, developing two other church plants/communities, throwing a giant party, launching a web startup, on the board of my condo, helping fuel the faith, arts, justice movement in Toronto, all while cultivating my amazing family and the great relationships God’s blessed me with.

I think I’m grazing past the overcommitted line.

There’s several other projects in the pipe I’m love to get on, and I do still have some buffer space…  but if I go for them, something’s going to need to be pushed back or completely dropped.

Here’s to not doing anything else these next six months.

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  • Al January 21, 2009, 11:04 pm

    We all have to set priorities, figure out what we really want to do, and when we get it all decided, and every minute is filled, then something else shows up that we’d love to do, but have no time left. Dropping something in favor of something else usually leaves someone in the lurch, so we carry on out of duty, but feel less than fulfilled.
    What to do, what to do! Maybe don’t fill up every available minute, so there is some free time open for future opportunities.
    Repeat after me: “No, I’m sorry. I’m not able to take on that responsibility.”
    Ultimately, it’s only you and your family that have to figure it out, and deal with the fallout. So, Good Luck!

  • Jasper January 27, 2009, 1:01 pm

    I had been meaning to post a reply sooner, but only after viewing your most recent post did I remember. I wanted to say thank you this post. I too found myself over committed. In fact, one of the things I have been asking the Lord to help me with is determining His season and His timing for things. I like to get involved, I like to help out and unfortunately too many times in the past this had lead to getting very little accomplished.

    So may God give believers a new sense of timing and priority this year! Let us only commit to the things that He wills us to. Let us be careful to sit down and count the cost before leaping into something.

  • Lon January 29, 2009, 2:56 pm

    thanks for the encouragement and advice guys!

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