Although I have just posted about how I rarely forget anything, and how I maximize my days, all with simple sticky notes, one thing that I value deeply is that my to-do lists and what I accomplish, do not make me who I am.
What makes me who I am, is who Christ says I am.
What I accomplish in a day, you bet, sure is rewarding. As a mom, there are lots of things to always “do.” Things that I sure would forget to do, unless I wrote it down! Trust me. This 34-year-old brain is already forgetful!
But what I accomplish in life, will not be asked of me when I stand before my Savior. What He will ask, is what I have done for HIM. What I pray He will be able to say to me as He welcomes me in, is “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
My life is not defined by my successes, but purely on my faith and devotion to my Savior. The One who I live for. The One who keeps me going every day. The One that I serve by doing my daily tasks, to the best of my abilities.
You see, we could all be doing our daily to-dos just mundanely, as if there is no purpose. And sure, doing that next load of laundry may feel like ya don’t have much purpose. But I know God finds purpose in the mundane. There is time to praise Him for clothes. For the ability to purchase clothes. To wash them. Being a steward over what He’s given us, is a way to thank Him for the abundant blessings we wake up to daily.
But despite all the to-dos in life, they do not define me or you. And that is one thing that I think we all need to keep in perspective. You bet I want to make the most of my days, live them to the fullest, take care of our fam the best I can, and make sure things don’t fall by the wayside, but when I lay my head down at night, it’s not what I crossed off on the to-dos that God cares about. It’s my faithfulness to Him that day. My ability to love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love my neighbor as myself.