Instead of begrudgingly making your bed each morning, you can realize how fortunate you are to sleep in a warm bed in the first place. You can either dream of the day where scrubbing slimy fingerprints off appliances and windows are history — or stop to appreciate the joy of young children playing and exploring in your home. You have the choice, I have the choice, to stop mentally rehearsing to-do lists when we ought to be engaging and growing spiritually at a small group bible study.
One day you could lose your home along with your warm place to sleep at night. Your children may move away for university to start a new adventure of their own. Or perish the thought — tragedy may knock at your doorstep and steal a child from you. Eventually even our religious freedom to study the bible together and share faith on social media may be outlawed just as it will be for Russia this week.
To-do lists are important. They can help us get to a destination, whether that’s a clean house or dream career. However, don’t let the to-do lists for a better future overshadow the blessings you’ve been given today.