I had a list of ten things to do this morning while my daughter was in school. I knew if I got started right away, I could fit it all in before picking her up at noon. God, however, had different plans for me.
As I was dropping off the kids at school, my eyes started itching; and by the time I got home, I had rubbed them so much that they were now swollen shut. I calmly took some Benedryl and thought to myself, “I can give myself a little time. Then my eyes will get better, and I can get dressed for the day.”
Nope, that didn’t happen. Now my eyes were puffy and red. I wasn’t going anywhere. During this time, I decided to take a hot bath and read my one year devotional which was on my to-do list but saved for later in the day. It was then that God spoke so loudly about an important chapter in my life that was closing.
God is there for me; and when I lay down people, places or things that get in the way of me becoming more Christ-like, He will have a “harvest of righteousness and peace” waiting. God was reminding me that He should be on the very top of my to-do list. Now I have started my day under God’s agenda, and it only took red, puffy eyes for me to do so.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
– Hebrews 12:1 (NIV)
“Father, please remind me to put You first above all of the to-dos in life. When I become overwhelmed, help me . . .”