What Shall I Do First?

I have so many things that I WANT to do or SHOULD do, that I'm finding it hard to know what to do first. Now that my children are grown and I'm not teaching everyday, I have to make my own schedule. I've never liked schedules. I don't like each hour of my day set in a chart, but I don't get much done if I don't make some sort of arrangement of my time.

Some things are set for me. My husband likes his lunch and supper at regular times. Sunday services, Wednesday prayer meeting, and our ladies' Bible study repeat each week. Sometimes, I tutor a student, and that gets added to my weekly routine.

But, there are many things that need to be fit in between. I need to keep my house clean and laundry washed. I have started this blog and send out a MORNING SONG each day, besides other writing projects with FW and CWF. So those are have become a daily habit. I like to email my friends and family. I can't neglect that!

There are neighbors and church family that I like to keep in contact with. I want to make some baby stuff and Christmas gifts. The deadline for those are coming soon. I'd like to send out some articles to magazines and writing contests. There are dozens of books that I'd like to read. I can't forget to just spend some time doing things with my hubby.

There's just not enough time in my day to do everything. Maybe I need a secretary to keep my life organized. Wait! No! I especially don't want someone else to schedule my time! I guess I'll just have to do it myself. A daily list works best for me. The sooner I can check off my chores, the more time I have for visiting and writing and reading and knitting.

Another thing I've learned over the years, is that I have to let my life be flexible enough to allow God to insert His interruptions. I may get a phone call from someone who needs a listening ear. I may have to help a neighbor or substitute at school. I can't be so focused on my routine, that God's oppotunities throw me out of kilter. I want Him to use me however He chooses each day.

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