Monday, November 5, 2007

So Much to Do.....


Ever get up in the morning and just cry at the sight of all that stretches in front of you to do?
I don't. But I feel like it at times!

I have a to-do list today that seems to stretch endlessly into the horizon...
Calls to return, announcements to finalize, over a hundred emails that need to be responded to/dealt with(plus about another hundred that only need to be read!), several writing commitments to finish that are already past their deadlines, appointments that must be made before the close of business hours today, a critical meeting to prepare for, packages that must be mailed, clothes that need to be washed and packed, the list goes on.... It's so overwhelming that it's hard to know where to start..

But as I looked at my to-do list and sighed, I realized that a sigh is so opposite of what I should be doing.

I'm grateful that my Lord has entrusted me with a little corner of His Kingdom work. I am grateful that I have the energy to work on these things, the presence of mind to multi-task, a working computer to deal with all of it, and a family that cheerfully puts up with me on days when I barely step out of my office to grab the other phone line or a couple of bites of lunch...

I am grateful that I have much to do with every moment of my days. May I use each one wisely, and for what is best! May I never throw up my hands and complain that I have been given too much. May I thank my Heavenly Father for His wise and loving hand that graciously gives me all things to enjoy...

3 comments:

Jessica said...

Thanks Mary...I needed to hear that. With a 4 week old and 3 boys 2 and under there are days I feel the same way when everything doesn't get done around the house, etc...but I have to remember that my boys are what matters and if the house isn't perfect they, nor I will ever remember nor care in the years ahead.
Jessica S.

Sarah said...

Great thoughts, Mary! You've encouraged me: thank you.

You hang in there, and keep up the good work! :)

mikestahlman said...

Nice photo! I've often been pressed for time, too. When I feel the need for more time, I pray for it. It is uncanny at how well that works! But then, surely the God who creates time can give me a little more if needed.
God Bless!