Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Do the next thing

Just do the next thing.

It's advice I have read in books from one of my favorite authors, Elizabeth George. And today, I read it again from a different Elisabeth, Elisabeth Elliot. This is a great article, I highly recommend you take a few moments and read it today.

A few of my favorite lines:

"Somehow or other, the peace of God descends upon us when we take things calmly, peacefully and humbly as the next thing that God has assigned us to do"

"... I do what you told me years ago to do. Do the next thing. Don't sit down and think of all the things you have to do. That will kill you. It's overwhelming. It's daunting if you think of all the things that are involved in a task. Just pick up the next thing."

I needed to hear these reminders and encouragements today. As a mother to a toddler, and a full-time working mother, as well as a family in ministry, my to-do list is always unending (isn't everyone's?!). I can become paralyzed with the amount and just do nothing. Which creates even more stress later. Or I can just do the next thing God has given me to do, and trust His plan for me. 

So today, I will do the next thing. How about you? 


  1. Sounds like a great plan and one I need to follow...