Making a List

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Making a list and checking it twice? Do we all do that? Think we have some kind of superwoman multitasking ability far beyond mortal women. I usually write notes that seldom get read and give grocery lists that wind up at the bottoms of purses. We get into the mindset of if you want it done right do it do it yourself.

Seriously, I can go to the grocery store, get everything on the list, maybe even save a few dollars or get a buy one get one free. I might even pick up a dessert. Unfortunately, I am also the woman who can leave her fruit on the checkout counter and a frozen pizza in the trunk for two days. So where did superwoman go? Don’t laugh, you’ve been there done that.

There is nothing wrong with lists, calendars. post it notes, day planners. Plans to read the Bible through the year, to clean your carpets, rearrange the living room furniture, decorate and set a nice table. But slow down, I wrote about rest all last December, just go the side of the blog and click December 2017.

Can I honest? Brutally honest. People will drive you crazy, even people you love. They will run you ragged. I could tell you stories, but I will spare you the gory details. I’m sure I will look back and laugh at some of faux pas, is that even plural? I don’t know why that if you have a family or children, or are even single mothers, or even caregivers, that that entitles them to sit back and rest on their laurels while you run at some break neck speed to make sure you can scratch off everything on the to do list.

No wonder Jesus loved women, He had seen them abused and mistreated all through the Old Testament. Most of the time their names weren’t even worth mentioning unless you were married to a patriarch of king or like Abigail, with a mouthy and drunken husband who was so foolish he would have gotten his whole household wiped out.

Let me tell you Jesus has set us free, we are no longer slaves to sin or to be treated as anything but the vessels of honor that we are. Chosen and beloved, daughters of the king as believers, we are deserving of the respect of others and of husbands and family. Don’t be afraid to say no. Don’t over do it, there is only one you. And He loves you.

We can make our lists, check them twice and check off unnecessary things to do and even unnecessary people in our lives, the ones who only want to cause trouble, gossip or just enjoy tormenting us about something wrong with or comparing us and stealing our joy.

Let’s get back in the holiday spirit, stay in the Holy Spirit and in faith, keeping Christ in Christmas, and the reason for the season, are we reflecting His love if we are exhausted? He never wanted us to be superwomen, but supernatural women, walking in divine health and using our gifts to bless other. Our well being is His concern and we should never over do the calling, because He has already overpaid for us.

So have a very Merry Christmas this year and go ahead and make a list, just make sure His name is at the top. 

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7 thoughts on “Making a List”

  1. It can be a struggle to keep writing when you don’t think people are reading, but remember that you are doing it ‘as unto the Lord’ and He takes notice even if others don’t. Remember that all that we do now is preparation for what’s coming, so keep up the good work and know that He is watching! Blessings to you!

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  2. I have to have lists, with fibromyalgia it’s an unending list of things I need to be reminded to do. My iPhone is by my side 24/7 so it is my list keeper. Everything – grocery lists, to do lists, appts, birthdays, scriptures I want to read, etc 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with me at my party #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 19, open until December 26 at 12:05 am. Couldn’t share, your share button isn’t working.

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