I Just Can’t Get It All Done

I got up with good intentions.  I started the day with my daily devotion and quiet time with God.  I had a goal in mind and one goal only: be productive.  My bar was raised high and  I was about to check off a list of things I’d accomplished.  The day was going to be a good one and I could feel it in my bones.  I got to work and forgot my badge for the elevator. My productivity excitement level decreased, then  I found it was buried in the bottom of my bag and the level of excitement increased again.  My computer was on and I went on my way to being highly productive and achieving great things.  The phone started to ring, e-mails came flooding in and text messages were flying back and forth.  Interruptions continue like the commercials on tv.  I look at the clock and it was time for lunch already.  My list of things to do was staring back at me. Where was I and what had I accomplished? Not too much really but I focused on the task in front of me.  Productivity is not always measured by how much I check off a list, sometimes it’s measured by how  much I rely on God’s power.  I start over again, get quiet, say a prayer and write Proverbs 19:21 out on a post it note, to keep going.  I work with the intention to fulfill God’s purpose not with the intention to check everything off the list.

Proverbs 19:21 (ESV) Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

 

 

 

 

3 comments on “I Just Can’t Get It All Done

  1. Paula says:

    I’m finding your postings to be simple and straight as an arrow. So very encouraging.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. TaVon says:

    I concur! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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