The last couple weeks have been a whirlwind of camp planning. This past week was staff training up at camp and then we spent the weekend at camp-meeting. Now I'm home again helping with the house and continuing to work on the camp program. Here's a few things that have been on my to-do list:
1 Mount Nebo
1 Abraham's Well
1 Passion play (7 pages)
1 Pharaoh costume
1 Egyptian Princess costume
1 Egyptian Prince costume
1 Passover doorpost (thanks Teddy!)
1 Moses' Staff (thanks Teddy!)
2 Angel costumes
2 Passion play rehearsals
2 Daily skit rehearsals
3 Pyramids (4 ft, 6 ft, and 8 ft - thanks P. Dan and Amanda!)
4 Pharisee headdresses
4 Egyptian servant costumes
4 Amelekite costumes
13 Moses skits (22 pages)
+ countless other props, casting lists, and schedules.
In the works:
1 small chariot (thanks Teddy!)
1 red sea (thanks Jen and Caitlin!)
1 Staff Intro
1 Egyptian Banner
7 one foot high tables for Egyptian teen night (thanks Teddy!)
10 ten-commandment activities
+ a host of other details
(And that's just programming! That's not counting CPR re-certification, the hours in staff meetings, waterfront drills, and so many other staff-training work assignments.)
Seems like I've been pretty productive lately, right?
Yet, have I really? Or have I been hovering in the life-draining bog of mediocrity? Have I really been pursuing excellence for my King?
What you don't see in that list is the time I've wasted; the times that I have just wanted to do nothing. The times that I knew I should be working on something but didn't. Like right now, for instance.
No matter how successful or productive I may appear, God and myself are the only ones who accurately know the true measure of my achievement. It matters not what others think; if I know that I could have done better, what satisfaction do I really have in what I have completed?
How much more could I have accomplished if I had pursued excellence in everything, at all times!
I want Camp Cherokee's program this summer to be the BEST! But not so that I may gain glory. I want it to be great because God deserves my best, my all, my everything. He deserves excellence! When I give Him that, my other goals will fall into place:
1. Campers will gain a better perspective of God and His incredible, personal interest in their lives.
2. Others will be able to see God's strength in my weakness.
Are you pursuing excellence? Or are you doing less than you could, even though everyone else thinks you are doing amazing?
Your King knows.