Order, it always seems so out of reach. But this week, starting today, I am making another stab at it. I started this morning with a business meeting with God… still in the middle of it really. My life is at a crossroads. Old things are ending, new things are beginning and I need to find some direction. I need order in my day and purpose. I have a sense of purpose for my life… but I need purpose for today. What do I do today?
For me, right now in my life situation, I need a plan. So this morning I asked God for a plan. I don’t want a law that I have to somehow knuckle under. I want a reason to get me up in the morning and a life of ministry. I live to serve the LORD. What does that look like today?
So I asked the Lord what to do and He gave me an outline of 10 things to accomplish every day. Not like a law. I don’t HAVE to do these things but I want to do something that is actually productive. I want God to show me how because I fully and openly confess, I have NO clue how to order my life on my own. I asked God and He said if I do these 10 things everyday my days will be productive. (these 10 things are specifically for me… if you want a similar list ask God for your own)
Ok, so I am going to give it a whack, starting today. Monday to Monday I am going to blog my actions, successes and failures. Here in the raw are the 10 things God gave me to do today and everyday until we decide I’m done with this assignment.
1) Have a business meeting with God (done that)
2) Blog (in the process)
3) Clean something (more than just the dishes)
4) Order something (like one box or cupboard)
5) Give an act of random kindness (look for opportunity and take it)
6) Book (reach your audience with your message)
9) Ministry (may mean doing paperwork or planning)
I hesitate to blog what I am doing because I believe very strongly in Matthew 6:3 & 4 where it says, “But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.” But it feels like for right now being open with my attempt isn’t bragging about some deeds that I’m doing but more like having fellowship with other disorganized souls who need to know there is one person making another stab at order and being successful at it (God did say success was possible I am holding onto that hope!)