Think you finished your to-do list? Smiling with pride and then you hear *ding* a new text or email appears. Looking over the clean house and wake to find new dust in a corner?
You're not alone.
There's always more to do. I can promise that you would never sleep if you tried to complete everything on your to-do lists or potential to-do lists. Seriously, think about it. The crack in the wall that needs patching, the phone call to return, the bill to pay. Okay, don't stop breathing! And keep reading...
The good news is that there's always more to do.
I recently went to a conference where a preacher said: ministry is impossible. Start there. I'd like to amend it. Life is impossible. Start there.
There are always bits and pieces left undone. So perhaps rather than collapsing in front of the TV at the end of the day exhausted that so much is left to do, maybe we can find a way to take in all that is done. We can bless what we've chosen to do--knowing so much more is left undone. We are just rambling to get through, but choosing the people and things we believe have meaning. Even the grocery store, when it provides food for the family you love, might have some sacred mingled between the pretzels and Pringles.
If you are trying to finish it all, I recommend saying the following: there is ALWAYS more to do. That's the good news because you needn't be a victim to the list, the inbox or the agenda.
Perhaps are to-do lists could become holy--those things we chose among all the many we could do--hopefully because they take us along the path to the people we are called to serve and love.
Blessed be-- even the laundry and conference calls. Blessed be.