"I have a million things to do today!"
For those who serve in ministry, the daily responsibilities of ministry can be demanding, but do pastors really have "a million things to do"? Although pastoral obligations are many, a million things to do is quite the exaggeration. As the pressure of ministry and family life increases from week to week, the temptation is to squander the time God has given you.
However, what's not an exaggeration is an ideal weekly calendar. The ideal weekly ministry is managing your energy, prioritizing your time with God, loving your family well, and the important tasks on your pastoral to-do list. The ideal weekly ministry calendar begins first by recognizing God's authority over your daily life and resting in His strength.
You can create an ideal weekly calendar in ministry and I want to give you a step by step plan.
Proverbs 19:21 says, “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. (ESV)” The true ideal week is the one that is surrendered to God. Plan your ideal week in pencil and trust God with the eraser.
How do you plan your weekly ministry calendar? Share in the comments below to help other ministry leaders.