To Do List: Stop Checking & Start Praying

“We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer... Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed” Proverbs 16: 1 & 3.

It’s so easy to be selfish with our time, especially when it feels like we have so little of it. There are some days that move so fast that I don’t even say a prayer to God, and He’s not the only one who’s hurt.

This week, a coworker of mine said, “I wanted to let you know that I prayed for you and your babies this morning.” When I got in the car to go home that day I cried. Not just because it was so sweet of this man to sacrifice his time in prayer for my family, but because I don’t do the same for others. What an example of the selfless love of Christ my coworker showed me!

Time is precious. It cannot be returned, repeated, or multiplied, but if you believe that you can be successful in your To-Do List without enlisting the help of the Ultimate Planner, you will be defeated. I challenge you to sacrifice a few minutes of your time today and pray for someone you know who needs it, and rest in the truth that God will take care of what needs to be done. 

God, I’m sorry that I forget about you in my scramble to get it all done. You are so much more important than these tasks. Please remind me that you didn’t create me just to check things off a list, but to live fully, and love others.


Sarah Witmer