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I'm Not Indispensable
I recently had a problem at work. I had agreed to meet some people and mentor them in ministry. Every Nation values Leadership Development and mentoring leaders is always time well-spent. But because of some schedule changes, I wasn’t able to meet them at the time we originally expected. At first I tried to cram it into my schedule anyway. “I’ll make it,” I reasoned. “I just have to get to my first appointment quickly, stay the required amount of time, then dash across the city to get to the next one. I think I can beat the traffic. I’ll just be getting to bed really late. But what’s life without a few sacrifices here and there?” The problem was it wasn’t just “a few sacrifices here and there.” This has become my lifestyle over the past years. Packed schedules, meetings on top of meetings, and very little margin for anything. After being convicted of this, my wife and I are both attempting to coral our runaway schedules. We don’t want to be driven by pride, need, or the pressure to keep moving. We want to be obedient to God. So I did something I don’t normally do: I successfully adjusted my …