You may think, “I have a lot to do”. And you’re probably right. Today, I looked at my list of to-do’s for work (203) and for home (59). That seems like a lot, and sometimes it can get purely overwhelming. Considering that I actually accomplish 10-20 in a day, I should be done in 15 days, right?
Well, as you know, to-do’s get added everyday also. So, I’ll never finish all of them. Instead, I have to prioritize what’s important.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the list does not include simple recurring ordinary items like wake up, check e-mail, go to work, eat, etc. On the contrary, these are real tasks that are one time events. For example, change oil in truck, paint arch in hallway, check on moving claim, etc. And for work, I have meetings to schedule, reports to write, people to call, powerpoints to compile and present, etc.
So, why do I belabor this point? We all have “stuff” that needs done. On the surface, it all looks important. And some of it is.
It’s so easy to get behind on our “stuff.” And then it’s easy to get distracted from the really important things. You see, I don’t have anywhere on my list – “write blog.” I just do it. It’s one of those recurring daily activities that has become a habit of mine.
The neat thing about the blog is this – just like sermons, the pastor or preacher giving the sermon usually needed the inspiration or message as much as you did. I know when I write a blog, it speaks to me, just as much as it does anybody else. It’s my way of having my own devotion on a daily basis with God.
Jesus spent a lot of time in prayer away from others and with God. Just as it’s important for Him to spend time with His Father, it’s more important for me to spend time with God, my Father.
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness – Matthew 6:33a (NKJV)
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. – James 4:8a (NKJV)
Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving – Colossians 4:2 (NKJV)
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