There is much to do today. However, I’m not panicked, anxious, or tentative in my pursuit of living each day, as the most important day, that is the adventure of my life. Whether filled with tedious tasks on a “to-do” list that is way too long, or pausing long enough to see the gentle winter breezes move the leaf-less trees just outside my office window; each has its purpose in my day. These activities keep me focused on my new mantra for 2017, “Let it come to you.” Worrying about everything on the list, or feeling guilty over sitting and doing nothing but staring at a winterized tree, both have a place in my existence and purpose. Slowing down and looking at God’s creation anytime of year is always a good thing. This activity helps me remember I’m not Him. He is good, all the time. It also gives me the motivation to be more like Him. One of the things God does is get things done. Galatians 4:4-5 says:
“But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.”
God is never late, never early, never. “The fullness of the time” is a phrase meaning appointed time, exact time, the right time. If I’m going to imitate God, I have to do things in the right time. So when it’s time to tackle my list, I’m motivated to get crackin’. When I need to stare out my office window at flowers, trees, the sky, or airplanes, I’m also motivated to do this as well. Why? Because in all of it, I am fulfilling my purpose for being here in the first place: bringing glory to God as I live, in all the activities of my life.