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Let Your Character Drive Your To-Do List

What does your to-do list say about your character? -christyfitzwater.com

We watched two shows back-to-back this weekend.  Both were set in Alaska.

The first was about men looking for gold on the ocean floor. Cussing – greedy – fighting men. One man had divorced his wife to look for gold in Alaska. She thought the idea of looking for gold was foolish, so he left her.

The second was about men in the Alaskan Coast Guard. Disciplined – heroic – team-oriented men. One woman bragged openly about the pride she felt in what her husband did every day.

I wonder…

Does gold make men greedy or do greedy men seek gold? Does a rescuing job make a man selfless or do selfless men seek a rescuing job?

Same ocean.

Such a difference in character and purpose.

Paul says:

“Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”  (Philippians 2:4 NIV)

If my life were a reality show, would I fall more on the money-grubbing, selfish side of things or more to the heroic?

The actions a camera could follow rise out of a to-do list based on our inner character.

So what does your day look like?