Recently, I told a colleague of mine about how busy church has been over the last few months. “There is so much going on it’s hard to stay on top of it all. I’m not sure I’m getting all the right things done...” She said, in order to help her focus she writes GDS at the top of her daily calendar. I’d never heard of GSD so I asked her what it stood for. She said, “Get Stuff Done.”
Get. Stuff. Done. Three simple words which help her to stay focused and accomplish everything she needs to complete. Three simple words which motivate her and inspire her to finish the tasks at hand. Three simple words which remind her she has obligations to fulfill. I commend her for her mentality and ability to get so much work done in a single day.
Many of us live this way. We work to get as much done as possible with the time we have. Getting things done has merit. Christmas Even once said “It’s better to burn out than rust out.” I’m sure my colleague would agree with Christmas. I do wonder, however, if trying to get every task done every time something pops up will lead us to burn out in a flash. The truth is we are finite beings. We only have so much time, so much talent, so much treasure. We have only so much, yet the world demands it all and will take it all from us and leave us in ashes.
Getting stuff done is important, necessary for living, but maybe if we put a few other letters on the top of our daily calendar we won’t burn out or rust out. Perhaps if we put, ALQ (...aspire to live quietly… 1 Thessalonians 4:11) first we won't get to the place where we feel scorched or crispy. Perhaps if we prioritize ALQ we won’t feel like we’ve been oxidizing in place like an old fence post. AQL implores us to live as God intends for us to live. We are to live quiet lives of contentment. Work when the work needs to be done. Rest when rest needs to be had. Above all, aspire to live quiet lives. AQL
I pray you will be able to aspire to live quiet lives even though the world demands to have all your time, talents, and treasures.
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