Written by cycleguy on November 11th, 2015

Did you ever find yourself meeting-ed to death?

I have been sort of feeling that way lately. Seems like every time I turn around it is time for another meeting. Not that I don’t enjoy most of them. I do. But sheesh!

Jo has been gone this week to Nashville, TN for a conference with a couple other ladies (our youth pastor’s wife and the lady who leads our women’s ministry) and usually when she is gone I get a lot done-in the office and at home. But the first two days of this week have been filled with…you guessed it…meetings.

Staff meeting (I enjoy them)

Meeting the staff and helping out an older couple from the church with outdoor household maintenance. (You don’t want me to pretend I know what I’m doing indoors). Oh…I enjoyed this one.

A follow-up to our Day of Service with an evaluation meeting. (Very positive meeting)

A meeting with some moving around of things at home while Jo is gone. (Shhh, it’s a surprise!) 🙂

A three hour Chamber of Commerce meeting (Fun but sort of a bummer when so many could not be there).

An hour drive to a Hilltop Camp for its annual meeting, then an hour drive home. (Translated: late night).

I’m a little behind the 8-ball going into this morning. Hence, my later-than-normal post.  I have a brief reprieve today until I travel to another city tomorrow for calling hours and then perform a funeral on Friday. I’m going to take advantage of the reprieve…by finishing watching a documentary on Titanic and Monday night’s furniture moving.

I realize meetings are important. No organization can go without the essential ones. My life is no different. I have another meeting I try to keep and not allow junk to get in the way: my meeting in the morning with God. Yesterday was good; today not so. Edgy. Harried. Agitated (are pastors allowed to be?). Achy. When I should most want/need to meet I found a not-so-hot attitude to do so. Maybe that is why this verse stuck with me: “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” (Pr.11:25)

No mattered how much I don’t feel like meeting Him…I need to. What about you?


16 Comments so far ↓

  1. Linda Stoll says:

    Oh those were the days. For awhile I loved them. But the fascination quickly faded.

    I don’t miss a church business / staff / board / committee meeting one single bit.


    ‘Edgy. Harried. Agitated.’ Yeah, a whole slew of meetings will do that to ya’ …

  2. Daniel says:

    I definitely understand the “meeting-ed to death” bit working on high-dollar projects with tight deadlines. I too try my best to not allow outside pressures to disturb my devotional times. Sometimes I am successful and sometimes not though.

  3. Kari Scare says:

    I used to have a job filled with LOTS of meetings. Don’t miss them (or the job btw). My husband’s days are often filled with back-to-back meetings. Necessary to some extent but seriously decreases productivity too much of the time. Is balance even possible?

  4. Dan Black says:

    Great points, no matter how many meetings we have or how busy we become, we need to make sure to meet with Him. I’m ok with meeting God on a daily basis but not about the other types of meetings:)

  5. floyd says:

    Yeah, I’m with you, Bill. It’s that self discipline in meeting and seeking our Father pays dividends that can’t be measured by merely physical means.

  6. Yes, I do need to meet with Him daily no matter how busy my life gets. Regrettably, I don’t always give it my all, especially on days that are chock full of activities, but ironically, those are the days when we need God the most.
    Great reminder to us all, Bill!

  7. Betty Draper says:

    We just returned from a week in Oregon where we met with eight couples and couple single gals, all at different stages of missions. Ace I were wore out every night from listening and talking. We are four days back and I am still not rested and we have a meeting with a couple tonight who are having some issues, former missionaries. If I am not careful I will let those meetings over shadow my meeting with Him. And then it will show when we are our next meetings. Good reminders brother.

  8. I get it. I need Him.

  9. Pam says:

    The older I get the more I realize that meeting with Jesus is the most important time of my day–and when I don’t show up for it, the loss is truly felt.