Quite often I have a sense of “I’m never going to get everything done!”  This morning started as one of those days and it proved to be true.  I know, we all have busy schedules and believe me, I get that.  It isn’t that I think somehow my schedule is stacked higher than anyone else.  As I move along in the beginning of my last semester of seminary, I had thought that this would be the semester that sent oh so smoothly gliding by with little effort.  I think God wanted to have some more comedy and I became the subject. 

As I juggle being a full-time associate pastor, full-time student, working through the ordination process, working at the hospital doing my clinical pastor education and oh ya….my wife and 4 children; it can easily seem overwhelming.  this morning as I came down stairs to spend some time on school work before taking my kids to school I began thinking of all the things that I had to do for the day.  since I had planned on doing some of my clinical hours at the hospital I knew I wouldn’t get everything accomplished.  Finally the morning progressed and I was out the door heading for the hospital.  When I arrived I noticed I did not have my I.D. badge.  After a long round about trying to solve the issue, it became clear that the only solution was to purchase a new I.D. or drive home and look for it.  Being that it is a rather lengthy drive, I chose to forgo the hours today and somehow try to work them in over friday and saturday. 

I made a stop at Wal-Mart and on my way out I heard something on the radio that seemed quite fitting for me in these days and especially at that moment.  The song is called “strong enough” by Matthew West.  Essentially the words say I’m not strong enough to be everything that I’m supposed to be and I need God’s mighty strength to be who I need to be.  Yes, I already knew this, but somehow the words of the song echoed in my mind all day as I worked to carry out as many tasks as I possibly could. 

 Bottom line…I have an awesome wife and 4 incredible kids and a God who loves me and will give me the strength and endurance I need to press on.