Scheduling The Unscheduled

If you’re like me, you like things to run on schedule.

Trains, planes, automobiles . . . and work weeks.

In fact, I typically like to do the same things on the same days each week. So most weeks look a lot like the ones that came before and like the ones to follow.

Maybe you’re the same way.

Yet I have found that some of the most important moments in ministry are unscheduled.

Like when you’re visiting one family at the hospital and discover someone else is there as well.

Or the person who just “drops by” to say “hi” . . . but usually has something weighing heavily on his mind.

Or the random comment someone else says that you know has the seeds of a sermon in it.

Or simply the time to pause, open your palms to heaven and listen to what the Spirit is saying to the church.

So if you’re like me and you like schedules, perhaps it’s time to schedule the unscheduled into your life.