So Tired I Can't See Straight

Growing up on a farm you worked, and you worked hard.  Towards the end of the day, I would hear my mom or dad say this old phrase.  "I'm so tired I can't see straight."  As a kid, I thought it was funny.  As I got older, I got it.  

I got 4 hours of sleep last night.  I had to be at the church at 8 am this morning.  Then I had to help my wife set up a jewelry show across town.  Got back to the church and discover the guys working there needed some tools.  Off to Home Depot.  Then it was time to get the workers lunch, off to Publix.  Then I had to get my wife and daughter their lunch.  Made the lunch run, got back to church and then back to Home Depot.  After arriving with those items, it was time to pack up my wife's jewelry show and bring it back.  As soon as we did that it was time to go pick up my daughter at the dance studio.  Back to the church where it was time to set up the platform for tomorrow.  Oh dear, I missed something.  Back to Home Depot.  At this point, I am exhausted and need a break.  Went to Culvers and got something to eat.  Then back to church and fixed what needed to be fixed and packed up the car to go home.  Went home, took a look around and discover, I can't see straight.  It was nap time.  2 hours later I came to and started doing some computer work for tomorrow.  (We have an organizational lunch for Easter service after church tomorrow.) Then just as I was about to go to bed I remembered.  BLOG!!! 

Galatians 6:9  And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

So, some of you out there might have some advice for me.  But that's ok.  Let me tell you why. 

#1 - Everything I did fit in my priorities.  Family, friends, church, Jesus.  (I just never knew that pastors had to spend so much time a Home Depot.  They are starting to recognize me.) 

#2 - Exhaustion is a fact of life.  It's going to happen.  It isn't the mark of bad management it is the mark of hard work. 

#3 - Don't do this alone.  Teamwork is exhausting.  But working with others is so much more productive than working by yourself. 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, I am going to work hard today.  Let everything that I do honor You.  AMEN.  

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