What’s your #1 thing?
“One reason we are so harried and hurried is that we make yesterday and tomorrow our business, when all that legitimately concerns us is today. If we really have too much to do, there are some items on the agenda which God did not put there.” —Elizabeth Elliot
When was the last time you prayerfully submitted your to-do list to God? Really sought His guidance for your tasks … or asked His permission for your next “yes”?
If it has been a while, here’s a reminder for you:
God is more concerned about your character than He is about your earthly accomplishments. He longs to spend time with you and reveal Himself to you and help you grow. His plan for you is GREAT, and it doesn’t include being so overwhelmed that you can’t possibly pursue what He has for you with excellence.
The #1 thing on your daily to-do list should be time with God!
If you are overworked, overstressed, frantic to get things done — if your mind moves a mile a minute trying to figure out how today’s tasks jibe with tomorrow’s — your to-do list needs some serious oversight from your Savior.
First things first, there is a place where the spiraling and splintering of your thoughts will cease …
A place where your faith can grow, lending wisdom to your decision-making process and ability to prioritize your day, your home, your family, your life.
A place where there is peace and purpose, connectedness with Jesus, hope and joy.
It’s a place of quiet. Where you can be still — no scrolling, clicking, or Internet searching required.
Time with Jesus is the greatest thing you can do for your heart and mind, for the health of your soul. The more you do it, the more you will find things falling into place. As you get to know the heart of God and His plan for you, you’ll more carefully consider each invitation to participate, and each to-do list item. You’ll gather the strength and peace of mind to order your life the way He wants you to.
This is time worth pursuing!
My prayer this week—Father, help me prioritize my time with you, first and foremost. Help me rely on your wisdom to order my moments and days, and to seek you with an open heart, ready and willing to take on your “to-do” list for my life. Thank you for your love for me, your guidance and direction, and your peace.