While I drove to PE on Tuesday morning I realised how much more in control of my life I am than I was a week ago. Last week I pushed off to college with unironed clothes - because I just gave up trying to find the time to iron (and I didn't have an ironing board - it's not fun ironing on the floor). I also forgot to check the actual address of the place I was going - although I had a reasonably good idea. But I had just given up being as prepared and organised as I like to be. I was so overwhelmed by life that I was living minute by minute.
This Tuesday I was stressing because I managed to overcommit myself and was angry with myself for offering to be back in Grahamstown on Tuesday evening. So I wasn't that happy, but it was my own fault and a sign that actually I am managing to take control of my life.
It was also a reminder that I need to be looking out for myself. My supervising minister shouldn't have pushed me to do circuit work on a college day. My college supervisor shouldn't have given me 'dispensation'. So if I don't draw the boundaries nobody else will! However it was my first opportunity to preach in Grahamstown - at a Wesley Guild/Youth event and I was glad to get that 'first' out of the way and maybe to be a bit useful!
The picture is of the Wesley Guild burning prayer requests. I'm not too sure what the symbolism was intended to be!