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To Do Lists


I love lists! I love writing lists, ticking off items on lists; and adding things I've already done to lists! Last year I first heard the phrase "only God gets to complete His to-do list" - well I don't know about you, but one part of me agreed whilst another part strongly disagreed!

Yesterday I read this on Carolyn Mahaney's brilliant Girltalk blog:
"When CJ leaves for work at the end of the day, he tells Tony, his assistant, and Nora, his secretary: “We’ll try again tomorrow,”

That’s short for: “Well friends, we worked hard today, but once again we failed to accomplish everything we hoped. Maybe we even made mistakes, used poor judgment, or experienced setbacks. We are frail and finite creatures. Only God gets His to-do list done. And only God does it perfectly, every day. So, let’s humbly acknowledge our weakness and insufficiency in contrast to His strength and sovereignty. But let’s not give up in despair. If God wills, let’s come back tomorrow and by His grace, do our best to serve Him faithfully, for His glory!”
Let’s try again tomorrow."

Wow! ok I get it - I am finite I am weak - there is grace from God to start again, there is grace to fail, there is GRACE to not complete my to-do list! I liked this quote so much I cut and pasted it into my diary - to daily remind me that my life is in His hands.; that I am weak and he is strong..and that there is grace. May you know grace.

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