What has made the cut?
You might not have noticed yet, but September is almost over. By now, summer is a not so distant memory and we are well into fall. Fall typically brings with it a major transition in everyone’s schedule. School, fall sports, church programs, and other things all start back up and we all settle into a new schedule and day-to-day routine.
As I look at my own life and schedule, I realize that some things have made the cut and are a regular part of my new routine. There are also things that didn’t make the cut. Some of them are not a big deal and don’t need a place anyway–like playing words with friends on my phone. Others that for whatever reason didn’t make the cut need to find a place–like blogging. This is something I want to do, but up until this point has not been a part of my new routine. At this point in the fall it is time to take a step back, evaluate what made the cut and what didn’t, and decide what changes I need to make.
As I look at my church and youth ministry, I realize that for some students and families church has made the cut in their new schedules and not for others. I fully understand that church attendance does not automatically reflect someone’s spiritual health, but it can. If church has not made the cut into their new schedule, it is my job as a spiritual leader to ask why. As I evaluate my own life and schedule, I need to encourage others to do the same.
What has made the cut in your new schedule? What is there that shouldn’t be? What isn’t there that needs to be? Who do you need to help ask these same questions in their life?
I don’t know about you, but I have some rearranging to do in my schedule and some phone calls to make. My guess is you do to.
Posted on September 21, 2012, in My life, Youth Ministry and tagged accountability, church attendance, fall sports, new routine, priorities, priorities in life, scheduling, spiritual health, Spiritual leadership, Youth Ministry. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.