Facts of the Matter

A weekly letter of encouragement and challenge to business and professional men and women
Wednesday, October 16, 1996
Dear Colleagues,


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Good Morning!

#1  Can’t Relax

If this is true, than guard your family time against all but life-and-death interruptions.

#2  Can’t Say No

Are you responding to the urgent rather than the important? Are the “squeaky wheels” deterring you from investing in people who will count for the future? Count for the Kingdom?

#3  Can’t Take A Day Off

When you find it difficult to take at least a day off a week, could it be that you are need-driven rather than God-driven?

#4  Find Little Joy In Family Life

If you are emotionally absent from the family, you can be sure that it will prove destructive in terms of un-satisfying family relationships. Your wife will be critical about your work, feeling you are not giving her quality (and quantity) time and attention. 

#5  Think It’s All Up To You

Here, you are taking on your shoulders that which is God’s responsibility. A friend of mine with an “A” type personality use to say that periodically he had to resign as “Chancellor of the Universe”. Do you need to do the same? 

#6  Find It Hard To Let Your Hair Down

We all need relationships where we can let our hair down. Perhaps this means being vulnerable. Sometime it simply means just having fun.  Beware of believing the lie that says time spent in fun is wasted time.

#7  Can’t Take Vacation Time

Extended vacations are a must, along with occasional briefer times away. If your work  or ministry-load prohibit such breaks, then you are failing to delegate as much as you should.

Keep in mind that “Your enemy the devil , prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”  ( I Pet. 5:7)  Lets maintain the  balance, and not afford  him  an opportunity!


My prayer is that you are having a great week!

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