Have you ever had a week with so many things happening that you just needed to sit down and plan what you have to do next or else you know you are going to miss something?
We are moving house in the next few weeks and so there are a hundred things that we have to consider, not only that, there is an order that many of them have to happen in otherwise problems will occur.
We have to think about banks, boxes, lawyers, boxes, disconnecting phones, boxes, connecting phones, boxes, electricity, boxes, trucks, boxes, a bit of renovation, boxes, mail redirection, boxes, still going to work, boxes and, did I mention… boxes!
You are probably just the same as us (hopefully without the boxes!); we all have to juggle numerous responsibilities at the same time and it always seems to be a challenge to get everything done in the right order.
It is no fun at all if you are simply living from crisis to crisis, it is only slightly better when you get to concentrate upon the urgent or absolutely necessary – what is nice is when you get to take a moment and to really consider the importance of those things upon your list and you get to approach them in an order that works well and sees all the aspects of your life in order.
It may seem like an unrealistic goal but I believe that it is doable – I know that when I put those things first that need to be first then everything else seems to fall into place.
A lot of us spend an unhelpful amount of time worrying about all the challenges and difficulties we are trying to manage – I have found that worry doesn’t help me at all; it actually gets in the way. But if I put first things first then everything that remains important seems to line up where it needs to be.
Remember what Jesus said “…therefore do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?’ or “What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the world seeks. Your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matthew 6:31–34
So let’s put first things first and stop worrying about our boxes – or whatever is currently filling your world!