Today, I was reading an article in the news about Adult ADD. As I’m reading this article (You can read it here) and I started to look through the symptoms it dawned on me that I might actually have ADD. I mean, I’ve always been hyper and a procrastinator at times, but I’ve worked hard at being organized and focused. The road has been up and down at times but compared to when I first got in ministry, I’m light years ahead of where I was.
However, I still find myself at times struggling with this ability to focus and I can remember joking with a close buddy of mine because he used to take some medicine that we called his “Focus Meds”. I wonder, if I should start taking some of those.
If you’re a big picture thinker like me you hate being boxed in and you’re usually the one who likes to find new ways of doing things when someone tells you this is how we do it. We like to be artists and we love to create and face new challenges.
In the midst of the creativity, inspiration and dreaming….needs to be balanced with organization, tasks, taking care of business….whatever you want to call it. I have found myself one too many times on the first part of this! It’s something I’m proud of, but at the same time something that I dislike about myself.
I love being who I am, but if I’m honest I need to continually focus more on the organizational side of leadership and life.
The article had some helpful tidbits….maybe even some things I could use, but ultimately my strength, focus and ability to get things done can only come from the One who gave me life.
Back to work……..and the saga continues!