HAHAhaha! Yes, Pastor Ashcroft, I so relate! As it used to be called, the “tyranny of the urgent” which supplants that which is most important. This is terrific!
There are boxes and piles around my apartment as I just completed my move to the San Fernando Valley to start a church. There 1,749 things that need to be sorted out and put away. But I’m not worried about any of them.
I’m worried about finding just one thing: the toe nail clipper. These are the misadventures of the Valley Boy Pastor.
The ridiculously mundane can crowd out Jesus. So easily I get stressed out or bummed out. Out of what? Out of the joy of daily relationship with Jesus.
There’s a lot to do and detractors prowling. It’s easy to forget Priority #1 among so many priorities. This is an appeal — to myself primarily — to keep focused on Jesus always as I plant a church in Van Nuys with the Christian Fellowship Ministries.