This is a picture of the window above my bed. I often look up and out as I think about the day ahead...setting some sort of agenda. I do my morning pages and then usually get on with the da
There are two agendas: ours and God's. Whose do you think will take precedence? "I want what I want when I want it" does not always work. Sometimes I have to surrender to the fact that I am not in control. I might have my agenda laid out for the next few hours, the day, the week, even the month or the year. But I try to remember to leave some leeway in any agenda for the unplanned event. The detour. The fork in the road. The crisis.
I was thinking about his today and thinking that, yes, maybe giving up on agendas. But that wouldn't work. I believe in having something in mind to accomplish during any given day....even if that something is nothing....like lying in the hammock and reading a good book. Or sleeping with my little dogs in my lap. That's a spot of heaven. And it is a legitimate item for any agenda.
So today I have any agenda. Some of it I have already accomplished. I got out of bed (good start), fed the dogs and cat, had some breakfast, talk our morning walk around the neighborhood, did some yard-work, (a returning item to my agenda), wrote a business letter, and now I am blogging here. That's a pretty full agenda. I guess God liked it, because He didn't send any interruptions or agenda high-jackers my way. Now its just afternoon so I can eat a bit of lunch before I go on to the afternoon's activities.
Whoa, I just felt a wash of serenity sweep over me. Cool. Agendas: not just for work anymore. And not to prevent you from what you (or God) really want to do with your day.