I have to preach tomorrow, and I have to admit this is one of those weeks where one has to make the time to sit down and think up a sermon. Time to study and prepare on the week before Christmas, ironically, is very hard. In fact, I did something I very rarely do. I went into the office on Saturday morning to finish up on the sermon.
I am something of a workaholic when it comes to sermons and various office paperwork. I like to take my time and mull things over because I have never been able to enjoy my goof off time if I have something hanging over my head like a sermon. Let's just face it: I stink at being a procrastinator.
Some people are masters at putting stuff off until the last possible moment. In fact, they often say it focuses the mind to have a fast approaching deadline. I marvel at that, and believe me I have tried to do that several times. I just can never pull that off. I hate feeling rushed because when I feel rushed, I never put forth top quality work. School papers and sermons I have put off until the last minute are usually disasters of one sort or another.