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~Wednesday is TableThink’s day to focus on “doing what’s ours to do.”
My grandmother taught simple life principles. The thing is . . . Grandma could not relax . . . until everything was clean. When Grandma came to stay, she reserved most of her time for a “good go at it” within our home. I think Grandma may actually be responsible for the phrase, “First things first.”
There’s no doubt in my mind that Stephen Covey would have at least mentioned my grandmother in his book, First Things First, had he known her. Before her suitcase touched the ground, Grandma gave us a list of what needed to be cleaned. Cupboards, drawers, and closets were emptied. She tossed out the unnecessary and reorganized any remaining necessities. Piles were made from the stuff stored in each nook and cranny. Without fail, we were amazed at what had accumulated since her last visit.
The stuff seemed less important after being stacked and piled. She taught the simple principle, “If, it isn’t being used, let it go.”
Scrubbing came after the sifting and sorting process. Everything had to be gleaming-clean before the job could be considered done. She made me understand it’s our responsibility to take care of the “blessings” we receive. The masters of success principles have never had anything better than my Grandma’s organizational principles.
I will always remember how she made our home seem like new.
I’ve learned her simple and powerful principles apply to our inner life. We will be mentally, emotionally, and spiritually new when we sift, sort, and let go of the unnecessary. Cleaning out the unnecessary gives clarity, calmness, and new strength.
Take time to put first things first: Seek God. Become still. Know God.
In stillness . . . let go of the unnecessary . . . and have a “good go at it.”
Perception . . .
“Commending his servant, the master replied, ‘You have done well, and proven yourself to be my loyal and trustworthy servant. Because you have been a faithful steward to manage a small sum, now I will put you in charge of much, much more. You will experience the delight of your master, who will say to you, “Come celebrate with me!”’ (Matthew 25:21 (TPT)).
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