I so needed to see this in the Jesus Calling devotional today….
(Young, Sarah. Jesus Calling. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2004. Print.)
If the Spirit of God brings peace, patience, kindness, and gentleness (among other things), then anything else I am experiencing is not of him. To-do lists, while they can bring a measure of peace, can overtake things. I make to-do lists ALL the time. Accomplishing these tasks can fool me into thinking I’ve got life buttoned up. Rather than aim to get all things settled, I want to lean in to the Spirit of God who brings peace. And I want to pay attention if peace doesn’t characterize the emotional landscape of the day.