Cluttered thoughts lead to nothing!!
I get some special emails on a daily basis and I encourage everyone to find some spiritually uplifting choices of your own…this one is from Today’s Gift sent by www.Hazelden.com.
I find myself in this place often lately and thought some of you may be right there with me…
Busy people often declare, with some exasperation, that they cannot do everything at once. People with emotional problems, a group that includes many [with addictive personalities…and we all have our addictions!], often feel that they are trying to do everything at once. Quite often, this pressure means that we waste our time fretting about all the things facing us, becoming totally ineffective as a result.
The simple slogan “First things first” shows us how to set priorities in an orderly way. In every situation or problem, there is always one step we can take that is more important than the others. Following that, we find a step of second importance, another of third importance, and so on. Sometimes, a certain action comes first simply because other things depend on it.
By using “First things first” as a guiding principle in our lives, we can live in an orderly, disciplined manner. If we have work to do today, we can plan to do the most important things first. If we have to reduce our activities, we can decide which activities we ought to retain. Having made these decisions, we can be at peace about our choices. We cannot do everything at once and we need not feel guilty about it.
Walk in Dry Places by Mel B. Copyright 1996 by Hazelden Foundation
Starting your day with God is so important! Just five minutes with the readings for the day and thoughtful reflection make the process of prioritization so much easier. REMEMBER…there will always be more to do. The key to peacefulness is making the choices with God in mind and you will always get the most important things on your list accomplished with God’s help!