It’s Sunday at 9:30 PM. I should be feeling physically rested, mentally clear, and spiritually rejuvenated, but instead I’m feeling worn out. I don’t think I used my Sunday the way it was intended. The problem: I’m a list person.
Every Friday, I make a list of the things I need to accomplish before the weekend is over and divide them up between Friday, Saturday, and Monday. But this weekend… I thought I would try something different.
I decided to make a “Sunday list” with a few things I thought would be appropriate uses of my time. Because I’ve done a few video and photo projects as a service lately, I figured I could catch up by editing them on Sunday because I wasn’t being paid. But the catch was, even though I wasn’t being paid, I was still checking things off my to-do list when I should have been focusing on the Lord’s to-do list for me.
Did I spend any time in the scriptures? Did I pray to find people around me to serve in a meaningful way? Did I take time just to meditate, ponder and listen? Nope.
Sure, the things I was doing were good things. But they weren’t the best things I could have been doing. The result: me, writing this blog post and wishing I could have a Sunday do-over.
But do you know what’s great? I do get a Sunday do-over. No, not immediately, but in six days, I’ll be given another Sunday to try to be better with. And in the meantime, I get another Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday to try to be better than I was last week. And so do you! Thank goodness for that.
So here’s to being better tomorrow than we were today.