The Never Ending To Do List

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you start off making this huge “To Do” list and all week long you are tackling those tasks like a boss?  However, as the week progresses, it seems like two or three things replace the one you completed.

That has been my week.

I must confess, that week’s like this…you know, the ones where you feel pretty good about all you have accomplished, and totally aggravated at all you have left to do, and it is all rolled up in a nice little box of frustration, can challenge my goal of having an epic attitude.

As I thought about these things this morning, I made a decision.  I decided to think about the positive side of my week.  So here it goes:

  • I have an awesome responsibility to write Bible class curriculum, and I am making good progress on Sunday’s lesson.  This is something I get to do.  I get to spend many hours a week thinking about teaching precious souls the Word of Life.  That is pretty awesome.  Even if I do not finish everything that I want to do by Sunday, I can always add it later.
  • I get to help write and design an update for our supporters.  There are people in our lives that see the need of what we are doing, and who make the sacrifice to support us in any way they can.  That is so humbling and I am excited to tell them about the progress.
  • I have a husband and three amazing boys that I get to care for. I take my role as a homemaker seriously, and even when the list grows instead of shrinks, it is a blessing to do life with my family.

I could keep adding, but basically, it comes down to the fact that technically, my “To Do” list will not be done until I leave this physical world for my eternal home.  So, I have a choice to make.  Am I going to get stressed out and depressed over all the things I need to do that are not getting done?  OR Am I going to realize that the fact that I have so much to do shows what a full life I have and that in and of itself is a blessing?

That is my choice, and it can be yours too.  So what are you going to choose?

About Leah Hopkins

I live with my husband and three sons in Texas. My husband and I are graduates of SWSBS. We are working together to create quality Bible class materials and resources for the Lord's Church.

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