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"To Do" Lists


Titus 3:1


Most of us use “to do” lists for the things which we want to get done. We use them on the job and also at home. We have “to do” lists for buying groceries, for shopping at Big Mart, for getting things done around the house, for planning a dinner or party, for packing for vacation, etc. Sometimes we have more “to do” lists than we know what to do with! “To do” lists are very helpful, and to use them just makes good sense.

If you’re like me, once I get started on my list, I don’t like to be interrupted. I like to get everything done which I want to get done. But here is a thought worth considering and considering very carefully. Since the Lord is my Master, and I serve Him, does He have a “to do” list for me to accomplish on certain days? I am not talking about reading your Bible and praying, etc. (These should be on your “to do” list.) Here’s the kind of think of which I’m thinking.

Suppose you are busy working away at something and get a phone call from someone who says to you that they heard that your church helps out people who are in need of food. What do you do? Do you tell them you are busy right now and put them off, or do you take the time to see that they are taken care of?

Suppose you are busy working away at something and your friend calls who says they have begun reading their Bible. They are confused and want to know what you believe about how a person is saved? What do you do? Do you tell them you are busy at the moment and put them off, or do you take some time with them right then and arrange for further study later?

Suppose you are busy working away at something and you get a knock at the door - salesman! What do you do? I know, I know, I’ve told many that I’m too busy or just not interested, etc. But what if this salesman was on God’s “to do” list for you that day? I don’t mean for you to buy something, but for you to look past the product at the person and his/her real need. Hmmm? What do you think?


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