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‘Tis The Season To Be Overwhelmed

Submitted by James Higginbotham on December 2, 2009 – 4:48 amNo Comment

Tis the season. The season of being overwhelmed. It doesn’t start off that way, but I’ve experienced myself and heard from others how easy it is to slip from being excited to being overwhelmed that the Christmas season is upon us.

How is it that we can go from excited to overwhelmed in just a few days? Easy – we don’t establish a perimeter around our lives and our leadership. For some reason, we all jump into the role of hero during the holiday season. We go from being grounded to be crazy. We go from being in control to letting things get out of control.

Here is a thought for this holiday season: unless you can tell at least one story of helping minister to someone that is hurting (emotionally or physically) or a story of leading someone to Christ, then you are most likely not focused on the right thing this holiday season.

If this is the case, first slow down and reassess your priorities. Next, regroup yourself (and your team if necessary) and identify one thing that you can make a positive and immediate impact on. Finally, go do it. The rest can wait until after Christmas.

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