Get Things Done
If you're like most people, these words invoke a sense of anxiety. It seems like no matter what new technology we implement in our lives, we still have too much to do. Computers were supposed to revolutionize our work lives. What used to take days and weeks became seconds and minutes. What happened to all that free time?
Business moved faster. Commerce moved faster. People moved faster. Technology moved faster.
But I still can't get everything done on my task list every week and have emails piling up in my inbox.
No matter how much we speed up our lives, we can never get everything done. We just pile more on the plate.
We do what we have to do. We do what we need to do. We carve out time for what we want to do.
But what about what we are called to do? What about what we are commanded to do?
Somewhere buried down deep in our stack of responsibilities is that thing we keep pushing off until later. Somewhere way down at the bottom of our checklist is that one item we know we should get to, but just can't seem to find the time for.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
It's right there. The answer has been sitting there for over 1,500 years. Make God the priority in your life and you will have everything you need.
Need more time? Put God first.
Need more money? Put God First.
Need to fix a relationship? Put God first.
Need to overcome an addiction? Put God first.
So why don't we do it? Why don't we believe what we know is true?
Why did Adam and Eve eat the forbidden fruit?
I'm sure we can all meditate on our own answers to that question, but what it comes down to is that we love ourselves more than we love God.
“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?