Full-time ministry makes a person busy.
Volunteer ministry makes a person really busy.
Part-time ministry (when you actually have two paying jobs!) makes a person insanely busy.
So how do you juggle the demands of any combination of the following? Junior-high ministry, a job, a marriage or relationship, raising decent kids, a school schedule, in-laws, a social life, extra-curriculuar interests/hobbies, the desire to speak, write or have additional kingdom impact and “X” (insert something important to you that I forgot)?
John Maxwell would say you start by stealing an hour a day. That’s it. Get up an hour early … or go to bed an hour late … or turn off the TV for an hour … or spend an hour less on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. It’s simple math, really. If you were to steal an hour a day, six days a week you would steal 24 hours a month … MORE THAN HALF A WORK WEEK!
Here’s where it gets interesting: That adds up to 7.5, 40-hour work weeks per year … ALMOST TWO MONTHS OF EXTRA TIME!
What dreams might finally come true? What goals accomplished if you had two extra months each year to work on them?
– Write a book?
– Lose 10 pounds?
– Learn a second language?
– Stay up on current events around the world?
– Get summer camp planned well ahead of time?
– Grow … truly grow … in intimacy with the Father?
– Grow … truly grow … in intimacy with your wife, children or friends?
Very few things in life are free …or even easy. But very few things are as hard as they seem, either … especially if you are willing to start stealing!