Monday, December 12, 2005

When the To-Do List is Done

I get a lot of three day weekends - every other month I have either Fridays or Mondays off. Add to that holiday months and vacation weeks, and I have lots of long stretches away from work. All the better for the To-do List. The longer the weekend it seems, the longer the List.

Tomorrow I'll head back to work and be met with the inevitable "How was your weekend?" from my co-workers. And I'll reply with a list of things I did, but mostly I'll think about all I got done. The List. My weekends, even my days, seem to rise and fall on the List.

Today in my devotions, I read one of my favorite verses, Micah 6:8: He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Suddenly it occurred to me that the List probably matters very little in God's eyes. My lengthy, organized list of items to do and be done . . . the carefully placed checkmarks signifying my accomplishments . . . are all so insignificant in the light of eternity.

Tonight as I head off to bed, there's another list running through my head:
Did the thoughts of my heart and the words of my mouth please you today, Lord?
Is my attitude right before you?
Did I stop to listen to Your voice and seek direction from Your Word?
Did I share Your love with anyone today?

I'll make a to-do list tomorrow. And probably another next weekend. But the bigger List, what God really requires, is so much clearer to me now.


Dionna Sanchez said...

Great and thought-provoking post!

Darlene said...

Right on! I love the to do list that you have. I need to run through mine today too.