Orderliness

     Orderliness –  "arranging myself and my surroundings to achieve the greatest efficiency by keeping things clean and neat." You are organized, and you know where things are when you need them. When there is a place for everything and everything in its place, then we are able to think and work efficiently and when there is order around you it creates order inside you. It gives you peace of mind. To be orderly, we must have a sense of priorities, of what is most important, and what we must let go. We can only put our lives in order if our priorities are clear. In this sense, orderliness is not so much an external habit as a quality of our mental life.  It means that we seek to understand how things relate to each other–their similarities and differences, the cause and effect relationships that connect them, and how these relate to our own values and aspirations. The person who arranges their priorities and their programs in various walks and phases of life on the basis of a carefully designed order is most likely to achieve the desired level of success  in the fulfillment of their goals. The chipmunk illustrates orderliness in its home by designating a specific function for each room it creates. In their expansive underground burrows, chipmunks build storage rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and even toilets. (I. Corinthians 14:40), "Let all things be done decently and in order."

 

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