First Things First

I’m thinking of you today, staring at that calendar clogged with too many “to-do’s.” How will I get it all done? I’m not sure sweet friend, but I know one thing: prioritizing is hard because so many people demand so many things from us.

I’m just like you.

I too have scheduled more than I can handle for today. Perhaps we’ve been trying to organize our lives according to our plans, not God’s.

Maybe we should take our daily obligations and place them in the hands of the One who makes all things possible. Remind ourselves as many times as it takes that, “All things {even the craziest schedule} are possible for the one who believes (Mark 9:23, emphasis added).

Maybe we write down our lists. Maybe while sitting in the Wal-Mart parking lot wondering if we should even go in, we pray over our lists– we pray God will be glorified in the things we’re about to do.

By doing this, we begin to prioritize our day according to God’s will in all that matters. Then we can face the day with assurance that the same God who spoke our universe into being will help us place first things first in our lives.

“The moment you wake up each morning, all your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists in shoveling it all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other, larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in.”

~C.S. Lewis
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01.19.12

Great encouragement!
Jenifer recently posted..Faithful in PrayerMy Profile

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01.19.12

Love this, Kelli. When we put God first, all these other things will fall into place. Great encouragement to put “first things first”.

Many blessings!
Lisa recently posted..Will You Be A Fool?My Profile

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01.19.12

Such a great reminder in the middle of my crazy week! Love that quote!

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