A London baker is steamed at daily discounter Groupon after customers flooded her shop and forced her to bake 102,000 cupcakes.
Rachel Brown offered a 75 percent discount on a dozen cupcakes through the Chicago-based daily deal company. With 12 cakes normally costing $40, her Need a Cake bakery was swarmed. More than 8,500 people signed up for the deal, which cost them just $10. Brown had to hire extra workers and wound up losing nearly $3 on each batch, according to the BBC. She ended up losing nearly $20,000.
And that doesn’t take into account the emotional, physical or relational stress! I don’t expect that many of us will over commit on cupcakes but we are heading into the Christmas season which tends to get a bit crazy.
I know first-hand how easy it is to get so busy with the activities of the season that you miss out on living in the moment. Sometimes the meaning of the season can even get a little blurry.
Jesus truly is the reason for the season and no one had more to accomplish in life than He did. But Jesus never got in a hurry and he never lost touch with others or God’s purpose for His life. He stayed in step with the Father’s agenda by spending time in prayer. (Mark 1:35)
Stop right now and talk to God about needing His help. Then set some healthy boundaries that will help you navigate the month ahead.
Don’t get done in by all the festivities!