I’m a list maker.
There’s just something about crossing something off a list that inspires me to do whatever it takes to completely eradicate whatever it is that’s ON that list!
It’s kind of a love/hate relationship, isn’t it?
1. We love making a list.
2. We hate that the list is so long.
3. We love crossing things off the list.
4. We hate that we barely release the rumpled paper into the trash can before feeling the need to start a new one!
I would love to create a “master list”, but the categories demand independent thinking. Some days all I can do is focus on ONE list, while others days I can strive to cover parts of three separate lists:
- Things I Need To Do
- Things I Need To Do–If I Have Time
- Things I WISH I Had Time To Do
- Things I ABSOLUTELY MUST DO
- AND Things I Want My Hubby To Do :o)
Here’s a fun list that I made for a friend last year, so I updated it and made it printable just for my Mom readers! It’s really a fun way to organize your summer activities. Because it’s simple, you can have lots of flexiblity in the way you use it, saving room for your own interpretation/creativity.
Lists are so helpful for me (especially now that I’m getting older!), but if I’m not careful, I can find myself thinking that I can cross things off my “spiritual list” and that in doing so, I make God happy. One of my favorite verses reminds me that we can plan all we want to, but we’d better realize that God just might have a different plan:
When my life is over, I hope my legacy is more about who I was, more than the things I accomplished.
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness, godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they will keep you from being useless or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:5-8
Don’t forget to enjoy the moments…