Download PDF Version

from God.  But when you prayerfully take inventory and plan your days, it provides fresh perspective on your work.




Over the years the greatest continuing struggle in the Christian life is the effort to make adequate time for daily waiting on God, weekly inventory, and monthly planning.  Since this time for receiving marching orders is so important, Satan will do everything he can to squeeze it out.  Yet we know from experience that only by this means can we escape the tyranny of the urgent.  This is how Jesus succeeded.  He did not finish all the urgent tasks in Palestine or all the things He would have liked to do, but He did finish the work which God gave Him to do.  The only alternative to frustration is to be sure that we are doing what God wants.  Nothing substitutes for knowing that this day, this hour, in this place we are doing the will of the Father.  Then and only then can we think of all the other unfinished tasks with equanimity and leave them with God.


Sometime ago Simba bullets killed a young man, Dr. Paul Carlson.  In the providence of God his life’s work was finished.  Most of us will live longer and die more quietly, but when the end comes, what could give us greater joy than being sure that we have finished the work God gave us to do?  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ makes this fulfillment possible.  He has promised deliverance from sin and the power to serve God in the tasks of His choice.  The way is clear.  If we continue in the Word of our Lord, we are truly His disciples.  And He will free us from the tyranny of the urgent, free us to do the important, which is the will of God.


© 1967 by Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship.  Reprinted by permission of Inter-Varsity Press, Downers Grove, IL  60515.

TitleDate Added
bnm_43 2017-05-09 20:56:25
doczxcvbnm_125 2017-05-09 20:56:25
doczxcvbnm_122 2017-05-09 20:56:25
bnm_28 2017-05-09 20:56:25
doczxcvbnm_25 2017-05-09 20:56:25
TitleDate Added
Bouncy Ball Blitz 2012-11-06 22:06:02
Chain Reaction 2012-02-26 14:28:00
Giant 75 foot Water Slide 2012-01-22 21:28:24
Peanut Butter Face 2012-01-15 23:44:28
Messy Twister 2012-01-15 23:43:37

I have had many youth pastors over the years ask me for my own personal recommendations on products. In recent years, this request has increased. So, I thought it might be beneficial to many to share on the site my personal favorites in different categories from Simply Youth Ministry.

CLICK HERE to check out my personal picks in 7 categories

Gold Membership

What is Gold Membership?

Become a Gold Member:

P2Y Gold Membership Options
Your Pastor2youth Username

P2Y On Facebook

Don't miss out on any of the special updates for

Make sure to "LIKE" our Facebook page at: 

There will be special give-aways, announcements, and more on that page... so don't miss out!

Support P2Y

If you would like to help support Pastor2youth, please donate here. All donations will be used solely to improve and promote

In The Trenches

Click Here to Access the Archive of the "In The Trenches" Interviews