With tears in her eyes, a sweet friend admitted that her life is “Crazy!” She, like most of us, has so much to do and is overwhelmed with trying to get it all done each day. Her neat lists are made and the appropriate check marks are scratched when the task is completed, but most days, there are plenty of un-done jobs, because there simply aren’t enough hours in each day to do it all!
I totally understand – I’ve been there. But I wonder if for most of us, rather than a need for more time, if one thing that could help would be proper priorities..
- We may say that God is first in our life, but does our day back that up? Do we make sure that if nothing else gets done, we’re sure to spend time in God’s Word and in prayer at the beginning of the day? That step alone might save us all kinds of wrong choices in the use of our time. Les Olila said, “My devotions are not a display of my discipline, they are a demonstration of my need for God.” Time with God is essential to the success of my day.
- We love our family, but do they really get the next chunk of our time, or is it work, tasks, or friends that are allowed to slide into their time slot? A mopped floor or folded laundry isn’t nearly as important as time spent with your child after school, or a date with your husband so you can really talk uninterrupted. People are more important than things.
- We may not think that our techie devices are using up our time, but if your phone was lost for a day, how much more would you accomplish? If Facebook, Instagram, texting or Twitter was removed from your schedule, would you be able to finish a household job that needs to be taken care of? Does your family see the top of your head more often than they see your eyes?
Technology should be a tool, not an inseparable part of my life.
I am only throwing out some suggestions. If this strikes a chord in the misuse of your day, then listen and change, with God’s help. A successful day is more than a page full of check marks. Ask me how I know. =)
5 thoughts on “So Much To Do”
Great post, Denise! Thank you! I feel like this most days, and yet my time with God is always first and takes a substantial amount of time. It’s quality time and meaningful. As for #3, I don’t have a phone, and I keep my tablet on a setting where I don’t hear notifications. So .. maybe I need to work on #2 more.
It sounds like you are doing just what the Lord would have you to do. ❤️
I love Proverbs 16:3 that says to commit our work to the Lord and he will establish our thoughts. Perhaps in your morning quiet time with the Lord you could just spread out before Him the other things that need to get done and watch how He just opens up little moments to be able to accomplish the other things that are pressing in on you.😊