Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Schedule and Priorities

“They want me to help decorate the church Saturday night, but I can’t even get my own house straightened up! What should I do?”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: There are a lot of books and seminars on time management, but the best counsel comes from God Himself. I’m learning to submit my calendar and daily schedule to the Lord to seek His will for my priorities.

When interruptions come, I ask Him for wisdom to know whether they’re from Him or whether I should avoid them as unnecessary distractions. I try to remember Proverbs 16:3: “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”

There will probably never be enough time in a day for you to finish your whole to-do list. There definitely won’t be time for you to do everything everybody else wants you to do. But there will always be enough time for you to do everything on God’s to-do list for your day. When is the last time you asked for His direction?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

[This post from Revive Our Hearts, with Nancy Leigh DeMoss.] I just love Nancy's brief daily devotions, and am happy to share them now and again on this blog--especially while I finish my latest book; which, by the way, I have just newly committed to Him. : ) What project or situation do you need to entrust to God? Do it now!


Kathryn Neff Perry said...

I should have read this yesterday! Great blog-----thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs and blessings

Debbie said...

What a great inspiration! I am going to commit my new WIP to the Lord. I haven't started so it's a good time to commit it>

Linore said...

We all need reminders to give ourselves and our projects and plans to Him, don't we?
And, Debbie, before you start is the absolute BEST time to commit it to God!
Blessings on both of you!