I have a million things to do today!
For those who serve in ministry, the daily responsibilities of church 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 an exaggeration. As the pressure of ministry and family life increases weekly, the temptation is to squander the time God has given you.
However, an ideal weekly calendar is not an exaggeration. The perfect weekly ministry calendar begins by recognizing God's authority over your daily life and resting in His strength. As you prioritize God's power, focus on managing your energy, loving your family well, and the essential tasks on your pastoral to-do list.
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.