Lana Vaughan

The Queen of Questions

Are you a harsh task master?

My to-do list is out of control. No, that’s not accurate. My list of things I want done has gotten long enough to intimidate me into not picking anyone to get started on because the others start screaming at me for attention. The sheer volume can be deafening.

But here’s the really scary part. Each and every one of them I added myself. Sure there are things God has given me to do but I don’t actually put those on the list. Somehow they feel too Holy to type into my reminder program or add to the paper list I make of the things I put on my digital lists. I like the things on His list. They seem like they have a richer feel, a deeper purpose, a sense of Him. They feel more like an invitation into something that matters instead of a striving to make a difference.

Which leaves me with the question…who’s the harsh task master…me or Him? Jesus said “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”


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  1. korey

    Jesus is definitely easier on my day. I literally go crazy when I try to take over my day. I can’t finish things; I feel like I’ve done a lot for nothing. I feel more relaxed, I have more time to rest, when Jesus is holding my To-do list.

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