My wife asked me to do a couple of things for her and I was glad to. They took longer than I expected. Two or three other things came up and soon the morning was flying by. When that happens I have in the past gotten really frustrated and that frustration has prevented me from getting anything done. This morning as the window I had to work with was rapidly closing, I chose to take whatever time I had left, about 40 minutes, and get as much done as I could. In that time I was able to get a sense of what I needed to do, get a small start on the work, but more importantly get a good handle on what needs to be done and how I can make it work in the time I have left before Sunday.
Other times I have just been fossilized by frustration. The closing window created a despair that kept me from getting anything done. Ephesians 5:15 – 16, tells us that is not a great way to live. We are to make every second count. It is not easy for me to do. Today by God’s grace I did better.