Like a runaway commuter train.
I’ve got way too much to get done today!
Like a shorthanded deli owner at the peak of the lunch rush.
My To-Do list is longer than my To-Day’s hours.
What goes first?
What can wait until tomorrow?
What can I delegate to someone else?
Wait… listen to this odd counsel about busyness:
“Tomorrow I plan to work, work, from early until late. I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer” (Martin Luther).
The first hours praying?!?
Not responding to emails.
Not getting a head start on the piles of stuff.
Not folding laundry before the kids get up.
Not going to the office before the phones start ringing.
Yes, get up earlier to pray more!
God knows your schedule.
He knows your To-Do list.
He knows your To-Day’s hours.
He knows what’s important … really important.
God says, “Love Me. Love others. Serve the world.”
“You must love God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. And you must love your neighbor as yourself. Nothing else on your To-Do list is more important than these” (Jesus).
Too busy today?
Get up earlier tomorrow and talk to God about it.
“I direct the steps of those who seek Me. I delight in every detail of their lives” (God).
Get up and get praying.