Are any of you guilty of making checklists and always rushing to get it all done? I know I am guilty. It seems the harder I try sometimes the further behind I get sometimes. There just isn’t enough time in the day to get it all done.
A recent devotion out of “Jesus Calling” really spoke to me in this area:
Do not search for security in the world you inhabit. You tend to make mental checklists of things you need to do in order to gain control of your life. If only you could check everything off your list, you could relax and be at peace. But the more you work to accomplish that goal, the more things crop up on your list. The harder you try, the more frustrated you become.
There is a better way to find security in this life. Instead of scrutinizing your checklist, focus your attention on My Presence with you. This continual contact with Me will keep you in My peace. Moreover, I will help you sort out what is important and what is not, what needs to be done now and what does not. Fix your eyes not on what is seen (your circumstances), but on what is unseen (My Presence).
I know I need to do a better job of letting Him be in control instead of me trying to be in control and figure it all out. When I make those lists it is usually when I haven’t taken the time to “be still” and let Him be in control.
We are all God’s workmanship and need to allow Him to mold and make us into what He wants and not try to be in control ourselves. I am thankful He is patient with me!