I’m Finally Letting Go {of my behind}.


My friend Rachelle spoke truth.

I will always be behind.

She went on to explain that it simply was NOT realistic to expect her list of “to-do’s” (work and home related) to ever be completely finished.

(You and I nod a hearty “Amen”.)

But then she said something else that really resonated.

If it starts to bother me I simply remember that I’m an infinite being and my lists are finite.

Hoe. Lee. Cow. (Be sure to comment if you have a better idea on how to spell that.)

At this point I’m nodding like a bobble head stuck to a car dash. This conversation was proof that yet again I am blessed to have friends that are smarter than I. (Thank you Jesus.)

Talk about seeing life from a new perspective.

DoAheads and DoAhead thinking have so much to offer by way of peace and empowerment.

But here is truth…

Life’s undones, the things that remain unfinished or behind can (often will) outweigh the things that are done or done ahead.

My friend’s comment is a great reminder of how important it is to——–

Let go of all the behinds.

When those things start to weigh us down perhaps we need to raise a Buzz Light-year fist to the air and remember that at the end of the day it’s about infinity and beyond!

Grounding ourselves in this knowledge lends perspective to our behinds. It also serves as a great tool for helping us decide “What is the best DoAhead I can do today?”

Case in point:

We are still not unpacked from our major remodel… the one that started nineteen months ago. (I seriously just had to count the months on my fingers. I am appalled. Nineteen months?)

I was looking forward to tackling a few boxes after I finished blogging and paying bills today.

Technically, the fact that I’m still unpacking from a nineteen-month remodel is a form of behind. But I was planning on incorporating some serious DoAhead action…like making a clean sweep of the hutch and organizing it in a way that would keep it pretty and functional for months (maybe years) to come.

DoAheads like the above make my heart skip a beat. But it went from skipping to sinking when I received a text from someone who wanted to connect later today.

I had a decision to make.

  • Add yet another day to my very behind endeavor of getting unpacked.
  • Take time to invest in a relationship with someone I care about.

Talk about a familiar fulcrum.

Everyday we get to choose that in which we’ll get behind (or stay behind) and that in which we’ll get ahead.

I know what I’m going to do.

The boxes are already dusty. A little more dirt won’t hurt.

Investing in the relationship is the better DoAhead. Afterall, my friend is infinite. My stuff? Not so much.

I’m going to trust Him with my boxes…bills … and various other behinds.

How about YOU?

Does the fulcrum on your teeter-totter of what to do and what to leave undone feel overwhelming? If so, please know that these words have been prayed over you today.

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

Love you my infinite friend. Three cheers for inifinity and beyond.

{I hope you’ll take a few moments this weekend to kick up your feet and fill your soul prior to pouring it out over your loved ones for Thanksgiving. May I reccomend stopping over at Suzie Eller’s #livefree. The convo…Letting go. 🙂 }

Your DoAhead Friend,



  1. I stinking adore you, Cindy!!!! Hugs!

  2. Lauren Fletcher says:

    “infinite beings” with “finite to do lists” – so true – Thanks for reminding us we have to choose the finite things that will have eternal value. So true!

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