“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” – Proverbs 16:3
Are you weighed down by the clutter in your life? I mean lots of little chores to do sometime in no particular order. If you focus too much on these petty tasks, trying to get them out of the way, you will discover that they are endless, eating up as much time as we devote to them.
Let me suggest that instead of trying to do all of your “chores” at once, choose the ones that need to be done today and let the rest slip into the background of your mind.
Then turn your attention to Jesus and make Him the forefront of your awareness. Our ultimate goal should be living close to Him, being responsive to his initiatives. He can communicate with us best, when our mind is uncluttered and turned toward Him. We should seek His face continually throughout each day.
His presence will bring order to our thoughts and He will infuse peace into our entire being. We should first seek His kingdom, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33) A mind fixed on Him will return perfect peace, because He trusts in us. (Isaiah 26:3)
All those things in our lives that seem to say how important they are really aren’t that important after all. What are your priorities? Are they on that never ending list of things to get done or are they on the face of the Master, who gives peace and order to life?
It is best summed up in one of my favorite hymns which says: Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face; and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.
By John Grant
John Grant is a former Florida State Senator and is a practicing attorney
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