rogue shopping lists
Look at that pile of laundry. Why didn’t I finish it Saturday when I had the chance. Grocery shopping. Don’t forget to make the food list before I go. Pick up the kid from school. Don’t forget to smile at the neighbors like life is peachy. The garage is an absolute mess. I can’t even think about the state of the bathroom at the moment. What am I making for dinner? Ugh, I hate last minute planning, I need to come up with a better system. I’m exhausted. I haven’t done my writing. I promised myself I would today. It’s 10 o’clock and my brain has stopped moving. I failed. This just isn’t how I thought it would all turn out. I’m the mouse who turned the house upside-down over a cookie.
“God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind.” [2 Timothy 1:7] A sound mind. God knows I think a sound mind is worth more than money or time. I’m praying for a sound mind, but I’m also praying for eyes that can see what is important even in the midst of the ‘everyday’. And I’m praying that the core of my soul will be at peace in the midst of ‘everyday’.
The work God has entrusted me with may end up saving someone’s life and quite frankly, a few dishes on the counter (i.e. Mt. Kilimanjaro) might not actually be as important as I first thought. What’s going to last after I die? Will people remark for ages over my God-like cleaning skills? Or could it be possible that they will talk about the book I wrote, the article, the blog that changed the course of their lives…the very article that almost got derailed by a rogue grocery list.
What has God called you to do? Are you finding it difficult to stay on track? How do you stay focused?