I have a confession to make. I still use a 3 ring day timer.
I keep my calendar in there along with my “To Do” list, address book and various other daily life survival valuables.
My “To Do” list looks especially long right now with added things like:
1) Pick up Fresh Turkey by 3pm on Tuesday
2) Make Pies on Wednesday
3) Shop for Thanksgiving TODAY!! (7X’s Broccoli Casserole) (3X’s Sweet Potato Casserole)
I have tried to stop. I have tried to throw it away but I always dig it back out of the trash. I just don’t trust my brain without it.
Plus, where in the world do you keep prescriptions and coupons and birthday cards that need a stamp, if you do not have a binder that keeps it all together?
Where do you put sticky notes for heavens sake?
If you can help me figure that out, I am willing to listen and learn. After all, I am a lifelong learner!
I have a MacBook Pro laptop with a calendar, an IPad and an Iphone (Next Blog might be–“Mac Addictions”) but I do not trust those things to keep my “To Do List” safe. I just don’t. I am afraid that if I lean completely upon technology I will miss something or someone important and the world might stop spinning.. ya know.
People NEED me!
Stuff NEEDS to get done!
Jesus not only managed without a Mac (I just got a chill) but He also survived life without a “To Do” list. Wow.
The truth is, this world puts a whole lot more emphasis on DOING than Jesus does.
We DO a whole lot more stuff with our days that the stuff that really matters to eternity.
In the Chapter–John 17–that we talked about last post, Jesus is eye ball to eye ball with His last days of life. In this prayer He captures His entire Life’s Purpose in 3 things that matter:
1) The Work God gave Him to do.
2) The Words God gave Him to speak.
3) The World God gave Him to do the Work in and to share the Word with.
I just have to wonder, how much room do I have on my “To Do List” TODAY for those things? Written or electronic?
In the busyness of this Thanksgiving week I am most Thankful for the Grace of God and for knowing that I am on HIS “To Do List”.
I am grateful that I know, beyond a shadow of doubt, the WORK of God that I am called to do, WORD of God that I am called to deliver, and the WORLD God has placed me in.
I don’t need a 3 ring binder or a laptop to remember.
How about you?
Do you know your WORK? WORD? WORLD?
By the way… How DO you keep your “other stuff that matters less”……”To Do List”? Paper or Electronic?
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