Multitasking- Evil or Abundant Living?…

The secret to multitasking is that it isn’t actually multitasking. It’s just extreme focus and organization. Joss Whedon

Meditation: As a working Mom my life is very full. Today I had gone to work, driven my daughter to the doctor afterwards, then gone to Aldi (a German grocery store) and on my way out I joined an evening church council meeting over the phone. While I put my groceries away, supervised (with a muted phone) my daughter baking Vegan muffins, fed the dog and threw a stinking dissection science project in the trash, all the while listening in and participating in our church meeting, I thought: “What a full life”! Some Christians judge “multitasking” as being evil and too distracting. Sure, I love to live mindfully and only do one thing at a time. That is my ideal as well. However, sometimes there are these days, when I need to wear the “working, housekeeping and mothering hats” all at the same time. I knew that this particular day would be full. I had written lists for the groceries, prepared the church council minutes and dropped them off, left early to make it to the doctor on time, bought everything for Vegan muffins and asked my daughter to watch the video on dissecting a worm, so we did not actually have to do it ourselves. Yes, multitasking means preparing ahead and focusing. Only then it feels abundant and actually fun, instead of becoming chaotic and overwhelming.

Prayer: God of abundant life, thank You for the joy of “multitasking” while focusing on what is important. Thank You for the ability to prepare ahead and to triage. Thank You for this full day. Thank You for every moment, every encounter, every resource You give me to manage my life. Thank You for my many hats. I don’t want to miss any one of them. Thank You for showing us abundant ways of living. Amen

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10 b(NASB)


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