Your “To Do” List

I’ll get around to it. We all have thought or said those words or something similar. If the “To Do” list is more than six months old, there’s a good chance the items will be forgotten and never accomplished.

The way that works for me is the write them down in a prominent place. Usually, my best place is on my physical calendar, not my phone. Maybe a post it note on my office wall where I will see it every day. What works for you? 

Job said, “My life is a breath in 7:7 of the NKJV. James says life is “a vapor that happens for little time and then vanishes away” (4:14 NKJV). These scriptures remind us to accomplish our “To Do” list in a timely fashion. There may not be a tomorrow for us.

Does your list of soon-to-do actions contain anything spiritual? What about inviting someone to church, assisting a neighbor, or encouraging a coworker? How about an elderly widow? We could mow her yard or take her to the doctor. James in 1:27 ( NKJV) reminds us, “To visit orphans and widows in their trouble.” How often do we practice this scripture?

What about relieving a caretaker? Who has spent weeks caring for a loved one without a break? They would enjoy getting out of the house for a few hours and breathe some fresh air. Maybe walk around a store, any store, just to look at something different. Caretaking is a lonely place; it’s emotionally and spiritually draining.

As the Lord reminds you of your personal “To do” list, schedule the time to accomplish some items on your list. A shortened list will not happen without you.

Author: Frank

The Christian life is an adventure. It’s also a journey. Frank’s pilgrimage has been a lifelong endeavor in helping others in their spiritual walk. His foundation of biblical communication (teaching, preaching and writing) has taken his passion to another step, blogging. It is intended that these blogs will enrich your life and it is hoped that you will pass them on to encourage others.

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