When I woke up in the middle of the night, often it was my To-Do List that popped into my head…
It has often stolen my peace and given me insomnia. There I lay in the dark planning tomorrow in my head. Trying to figure out how I’ll get it all done. Deep down, knowing I wouldn’t.
The day I had planned in my head never went that way. The unexpected, sent it all awry. Then the end of the day came, I surveyed my list. A few scant check marks on a well laid-out plan.
Each empty check box quantified a failure.
Or did it?
So why was I missing my gift of joy and peace?!
I know what my problem was! Satan convinced me I had more to do than time allowed. That was a lie. Now that the lie is exposed, I can have peace and joy about my To Do List.
Here’s how YOU can too!
An amazing thing occurred when I realized Satan wanted me to fail; I started praying more. I prayed that God would create my To Do List for the day.
Here’s a list of things I didn’t pray for:
- More time in my day.
- Less people around to bother me.
- For my husband to help out more.
I can only control what I do.
What happens after you ask? For me personally, I had more energy. Why? Faith that my Creator provided me all the energy I needed to accomplish His goals. What if I run out of energy? Grace…and more faith. Grace for myself and from my loving Father. Faith that God will finish what He started without me. He never needed me anyway. I’m a volunteer, called. Answered.
Failure doesn’t exist but is replaced with introspection. This new found peace allows me to ask God at the end of the day, “Was everything on that list Yours? Could I have managed my time better?”
Perhaps my list went unfinished because God paused my day for Kingdom building. We never know what opportunity God will create but we are responsible for recognizing it, and acting on it.
When you allow God to plan your day, you are part of good works whether on your To Do List or not.
The next time you sit down to write out that List…
What does your To Do List look like?
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