What do you have on your To-Do list for today? Will you get it all done?
Will God feel let down if you don’t?
Many of us feel that way. Somehow we believe that if we could just get it all done, we’d sense His smile of approval. We feel guilty when at the end of some days, not even one item is crossed off, because the day just didn’t go like we planned. And we figure God must be pretty disappointed with us too. “If only I could just get organized!” we mutter to ourselves.
But Jesus did not come to earth to help us get more done. He came to make it possible for us to have a personal relationship with Him. Not just “fire insurance” to keep us out of hell, but day-by-day walking and talking together.
I like the phrase “the fellowship of the Holy Spirit” used in 2 Corinthians 13:14. God the Holy Spirit lives within us, and that means we can sense God’s presence right where we are in the middle of our circumstances.
It’s not enough to organize your life so that you get the most important things done first—unless the very first thing on your list is your relationship with God. It’s not enough to learn to win friends and influence people, as good as that is, unless the #1 Friend in your life is Jesus.
We hear lots of sermons on How to Have a Better Marriage. Or, How to Succeed in Life. Or, How to Get Rid of Negativism. Great advice! It’s true that including God in your life does help you to do all those things. But you can have a good marriage, make lots of money and have a very positive attitude — and not know God.
No, God cares a lot more about you than your To-Do list. He wants a relationship with you. Don’t settle for less.