In Others’ Words: Stop
Lately it seems I end each day thinking about what I didn’t accomplish and how all those undone things are piling on top of the next day’s To Do list.
I head for my bedroom, brush my teeth, wash my face, crawl into bed and snuggle next to my husband as he prays … and then I think about all that stuff.
Shoulda done this.
Shoulda done that.
Where’s the rest in that kind of thinking?
As I wound down Sunday and prepped for Monday, I found this quote by the oh-so-wise Elisabeth Elliot. I’ve always admired her for her straight-talking and for her choice to trust God — over and over again. She lives her faith out loud.
I kept reading and re-reading her words, asking: Do I make yesterday and tomorrow my business?
Do I have too much to do?
Am I willing to let God direct my hand to the delete button on my oh-so-important (must) To Do list?
(I’m just being honest.)
I’ll take Elisabeth Elliot’s suggestion and start with today. I know what I’ve got to do today. Before I rush off into the 24 hours that make up Monday, January 28, 2013, I’ll stop and ask God if anything needs to be deleted … or moved to another day of the week.
In Your Words: Are you making yesterday and tomorrow your business? If your answer is yes, why do you think we do that? If you don’t — if you’ve found that live-for-today balance that eludes some of us — how do you do it?0 I like this!