I’m having trouble focusing this morning. When that happens, it usually means I need to make a list. I love lists 🙂 They keep me organized, help me prioritize, and give me a sense of accomplishment when I can cross something off.
There are so many lists I could make today. Lists for housework, my job, Christmas, groceries, Thanksgiving (we’re hosting at our house this year), what to pack for the National Youth Workers Convention. I think I just made a list of lists I could make! oye.
But this morning, I’m wondering if I’m skipping the most important items on my lists. I know how much time it takes me to clean our kitchen, and how accomplished I feel when I’m caught up on projects at my job, but do I make a list for the really important things?
* Spending quality time with my husband
* Meeting with God and giving Him my full attention
* Coffee and honest conversation with friends
* Snuggle time with my beautiful niece
* Finding time to send encouraging notes & letters to people God puts on my heart
Am I so busy with my other lists that I’m putting relationships to the side? God calls us to love – to love Him, love our neighbors, and love ourselves. He isn’t calling me to prioritize and organize. He’s calling me to be present and to share His love. When I put Him first, everything else falls in line. And I can focus.