“You and I only have this day, this moment to choose to live for what matters.” Sally Clarkson
“Teach us to number our days that we might present to thee a heart of wisdom.”
I was really struggling today because I have so many things I wanted to get done from history plans to blog posts from cleaning my bedroom to making sure my school plans are ready to go for next year. I managed to have the day to myself and was planning on getting lots of things accomplished.
Then the interruptions started: the kids (who are happily spending the day with grandparents and friends) needed to stop by and pick up some things they had forgotten, my husband needed some unexpected help with our home business, some other volunteer obligations I had needed pressing attention, etc.
I felt so tempted to throw my hands in the air and declare the day a complete failure and loss. It was already lunch-time and nothing on my list had been checked off. Thankfully, God sent me a sweet reminder in the form of the quote and verse above.
I may not have gotten the things on my list checked off but I did the things that were important for today. I did get a few sweet minutes with my children this morning, helped my husband and be grateful for the blessing of working together side by side, and focused on that which God had set forth for my day.
Each day we get to choose how we spend our time. Though there will be interruptions, there will be problems, and opportunities, we can choose to focus on the people and on the things of eternal importance or we can choose to close our eyes to the needs around us and miss out on opportunities. This doesn’t mean that we have to say yes to everything or that we never need to just wash the dishes or write the lesson plans. The key is to be aware and make sure that we prioritize those things that are important and not just the urgent.
I’d love for you to tell me in the comments how you are making today matter!