Entropy: The tendency of a closed system toward disorder.
My college roommate and I put a sign on our door one year that read “Entropy at work: Enter at your own risk!” Yes, we were geeks. The idea of entropy is that a system will become disordered over time without the input of energy. In the case of our dorm room, the room became a disaster (disordered) unless we put in some energy (in the form of cleaning up).
I’m feeling entropy in my life right now. I have too many things to maintain for the amount of energy I have to put into them. I just cleared a bunch of blogs from my blog reader, realizing that there are quite a few that I never actually read, and some that I shouldn’t expend the time or energy to read. I spend too much time doing things that are not important to me that leave me with less time to do what is important. I’m again asking God, “What do you want me to do? Where is my ministry? How do I serve you – and others – between headaches? And, by the way, you are welcome to take the headaches away at any time!”
In the next few days, I will probably post some more of my thoughts on how to deal with entropy in various parts of my life and where to spend my limited resources.