Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3 NIV
We were given a plaque that reads, “Agenda For The Day: Take dogs out, Bring dogs in, Take dogs out, Bring dogs in.” When four dogs lived here without a fenced in yard; that summed up life to the tee. Mallory went out first as the pack leader, then Bella as she was house trained challenged, then it was Seneca’s turn and finally Danni. Danni would come back from her walk and all had eaten and it seemed like it was time to start all over with Mallory. We were stuck in a routine.
Routines can be calming and comforting. Routines can keep you on track, helping to form good habits. They are safe and efficient with no surprises but they can also become boring and well, routine.
Time management is a much discussed topic in our fast paced lives. We buy agendas to help us stay organized and become productive in the workplace. We make lists and to-do lists to keep track of our lists.
The Bible addresses the subject of human agendas. Proverbs 16:9 tells us, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs 19:21 puts it this way, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purposes that prevails.” In Ecclesiastes 3, we are told that there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.
The first entry in our Agenda should be to spend time with God. It should be placed at the top of all our lists and be the desire of our hearts. Time with God should be a part of our daily routine but it should never become routine. Time spent with our Lord should be refreshing and new each and every day.
Don’t let the busyness of the same old, same old rob you of the joy of the Lord. Go to him in prayer and your daily agenda will line up with his plans for you. Your steps will be ordered by the Lord and you will accomplish more from your Agenda and to-do lists than humanly possible.
Matthew 6:33 states, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you.” God knows what you must accomplish in an average day. He wants to walk along beside you as you go about your daily tasks. Include him in all you do, keep your appointment with him daily and your itinerary will be much more manageable than you ever imagined.
Take a moment know and ask God to reveal his agenda for your day. Thank him for new and refreshing routines. Commit your way to the Lord and he will bring it to pass.