Do you, too, feel like Prancer, Dancer, and Comet, former procrastinators? Counting my actual work days prior to Christmas lit a fire under me. I counted 12 days prior to the day I need to be ready. So I’m on it. Did it help you pick up the pace by eliminating some things and getting right on other tasks?
I don’t just want to be ready. (Run-Run-Whew!-Collapse-in-a-heap-on-the-sofa.) I want to enjoy the season of celebrating our Savior’s birth. To savor the moments.
When we run on automatic and overload, we miss Him. He misses us.
Jesus is wondrous. Wonder is “a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.” (Online Dictionary)
To avoid overload and enable myself to give Jesus time and focus, I’m mostly doing three things:
- Prioritizing jobs so that if some things do not get done, the most important ones still do. (Reservations, placing orders)
- Starting long term jobs early. (Handmade projects, cooking)
- Reserving times I will deliberately ponder the wonder of Jesus. (Early morning, naptime, lunch in your cubicle) These help ground us in His truth, mercy, and grace.
Let’s operate with intention and margin so we can admire our beautiful Savior whose love the world does not expect or know – a love so great even we who know Him cannot explain it.
What times in your day will you reserve for shutting off “automatic” and turning to the wonder of Jesus?