Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Manager of the Universe

I receive an e-magazine called Men of Integrity from Christianity Today and this article really spoke to me as I have a tendency to try to take on too much a lot of the time. I know this is an area God is working on in me. How about you?

In an earlier era, George McCauslin, a distinguished YMCA director, was serving a "Y" in western Pennsylvania that was losing membership and had financial difficulties and terrible staff problems. McCauslin found himself working 85-hour weeks and getting little sleep at night. Even when he took time off, he was fretting about the problems of this "Y." A therapist told him that he was on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

So McCauslin took an afternoon off, and, taking along a pen and pad of paper, went for a walk in the woods. His tight body and neck started to relax. He sat down under a tree, got out his pen and pad, and wrote God a letter. "Dear God," he wrote, "today I hereby resign as general manager of the universe. Love, George."

"And wonder of wonders," recounted McCauslin, with a twinkle in his eye, "God accepted my resignation."

This week is about turning our anxieties over to the One best equipped to handle them.

1 comment:

Rick Velich said...

Are you heeding this sage example?