What do you really have to do today?
Sometimes we create a long list of “must do’s.” We treat them as nonnegotiables. If they don’t get done, then our world will fall apart.
But then we get an urgent phone call or an unbearable headache or an unexpected visitor, and by the end of the day, we realize that some of those “must do’s” weren’t as important as we thought.
In my quest to schedule each day, I *try* to limit my “have to do” tasks to just a few [here’s my strategy for time management]. But most days, I’m still more off than on with my schedule.
It’s hard to predict at the beginning of the day what will be most important by the end of the day.
That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still attempt to order our days to be meaningful and to live out our purpose.
But on those days when things don’t go as planned, we can use them to remind us of this: Live with open hands instead of tightly-closed fists, wrapped securely around our self-imposed tasks.
So what do I really have to do today? I feel sure I know. But I’m so easily proven wrong.
It’s a lesson in uncertainty, one I’m forever learning and never graduating from.
Maybe that is important.
Or maybe not.
I don’t yet know.
So for today, I’m trusting God that if there’s something I absolutely must get done, God will let me know and help me do it.
And we’ll start over with a new list again tomorrow.
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In this year of Release, God knows I’m trying to figure out what to let go of and what to hold on to. But maybe God wants me to release even that? Hmm….
What do you really have to do today? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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