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.