I was drawn to a post titled "When perfectionism and to-do lists overwhelm." (I highly recommend it.) This morning, seagulls soar and oceans roar for me, but can I glean in these quiet moments some help for the typical days of my life when to-do lists run longer than the hours in the day?
"When the problems before you seem to loom larger than the Power behind you, the purpose in living can fall right out from underneath of you."My mind interacts with her written thoughts...I think of Peter walking on the water when his eyes are fixed on Jesus and how he sinks when he looks away from Him and to the storm. I read and soak in the emphasis on trusting God and praising Him as we do the next thing. And because time allows I follow the link she has for "do the next thing" and it takes me to an interview with Elizabeth Elliot. From there, among other things, I savor this poem which she quoted: