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On Wednesday afternoon when I open box, cards fall into three categories.
One: Issues that are too late to do anything about. This is my favorite category. The theory being if you postpone anything long enough it will be too late to do anything about it. Many of red cards fall into this area.
The interesting thing is, when item is first put on red card and placed in box it seems to be extremely urgent, as though something needed to be done right away. However, placing it in box and forgetting about it until Wednesday takes away thorn of urgency.
Two: Issues that are no longer urgent, important, or needing any attention at all. This, too, is a favorite category. Too often a certain person in our house, (I'll mention no names), insists that a thing needs immediate attention. However, some things postponed long enough take care of themselves.
Most issues, if left alone, will work themselves out without any outside help. And I consider myself outside help. The further outside, more comfortable I feel.
Three: The final category, issues that can be postponed until next week. Many of these are green cards. As I go through cards, regardless of their color, I try to postpone as many as I can.
There is a finesse in this aspect of WWC. It takes a long time to develop expertise in area of postponement.
The key to all of this, of course, is to carry about on your person at all times enough colored cards. It is a sad day when I run out of cards, usually yellow cards.
Then a thought emerged in back recesses of my mind. How many trees have been used to produce all these 3x5 cards I've been using. Immediately, I brought out a fresh red card and made a notation. I cannot wait until Wednesday to find out how this works out.
Of course, there is a better way than WWC. David, that marvelous Shepherd Psalmist of Lord wrote, "Trust in LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV.)
Instead of committing my anxious thoughts to cards, I could "Commit thy way unto LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass." (Psalms 37:5 KJV).
Recently, WWC has given way to WNPM (Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting).
Rev. James L. Snyder is an award winning author and popular colunist living in Ocala, FL with his wife, Martha.