Monday, January 30, 2006

I'm Pumped!
Isn't it amazing how our moods change? The last time I blogged I was bored and now I'm wound tight! This weekend I preached in Longwood, Florida and we had a powerful service. The pastors there are awesome people with a real heart for God and for their people. How blessed I was to be able to minister there. Today it is raining in Florida, the temperature is dropping and the sky is gray...but it is absolutely the day the Lord has made. Last Friday I attended a seminar for school administrators that knocked my socks off. There was a lady named Sherry Hawley, a pastor's wife and educator, she spoke on conflict management...it was amazing. One of her closing thoughts was that when we have done all that we can do and know that we've done our best...we need to realize that we won't be able to solve all conflict...so do what you can, and sleep! You know, I am a fixer, try to fix everything and want everyone to be pleased...it never happens, but that's the way I like it...all of a sudden I am realizing that somedays I've nearly killed myself over things that I can't fix, so I need to leave it with the Lord and rest in His goodness...how freeing that is! Some Must Enter In...

4 comments:

Libby said...

How did you come about attending a seminar for school administrators? Was it for public or private schools?

michigan preacher said...

Thanks for the reminder. I think most men deep down are fixers, at least I am. Speaking of sleep, I'm about to myself!

Exqsme said...

LOL I wouldn't say that it's jsut men that are fixers... I'm a fixer. For the longest time I would try to solve everyone's problems... and of course when I couldn't always come up with the perfect answer or solution I stewed over it for long periods of time.

It reminds me of when I'm trying to make the beds. My 21 month old daughter tries to help me make the bed... of course she can not 'fix' the bed like I can. She gets under my feet and it can be a great task just to make a silly bed! How many times do we do that to God? Maybe the best thing we can do is the best help my daughter can do for me when making the bed.. hand me the pillow and let me work out the details.

Good post! A good reminder!

Neil said...

Libby,

I am the chancellor of our school and represented the pastor and administrator at this seminar. In Florida, COG schools are a part of an association of Christian Schools, they are required to attend so many training or informational seminars per year. Our administrator was at a Children's Ministries Conference and our Assistant Administrator was at the school...so it came to me and I must say...I'm Glad I Got To Go! It is for private schools!