Promiscuous Organizer

I’ve been called a lot of names in my lifetime – some not so nice…I’ve also had quite a few attributes assigned to me – also some not so nice. Sometimes they hit the mark and other times…well, we all have to learn to let the opinions of others roll off our backs and move on.

But this week…I was called a Promiscuous Organizer – what the heck is that??

Those that know me well will also be familiar with another attribute often associated with me and that’d be obsessive (stop laughing now) and lately I’ve been more than obsessive about getting organized.  I’ve been reading a ton of blogs, articles and books.  I’ve been thinking about it all day and evening.  I’ve purchased apps and I’ve re-organized my digital life several times over the last month or two.  And I have anxiety about it all…primarily because I can’t figure out the perfect plan…

In my quest, I came across this article where I discovered that I’d become a Promiscuous Organizer…here’s a snippet from the article:

People like this are “promiscuous organizers”. They move from one tool to another, hoping to finally find The One Right Tool that will really change their lives. Full article

What really hit me between the eyes was finding the ONE RIGHT THING to CHANGE MY LIFE.


Over the last several months I have turned my to-do list into an idol.  I have allowed my productivity quest to steal my focus away from the true source of peace and life. Even in my desire to do good…I’ve blown it once again. Oy Vey!

It’s a good thing there’s a couple of other names I’ve been called…

Precious child: John 1:12

Masterpiece: Ephesians 2:10

Treasure: Deuteronomy 7:6

Holy: 1 Peter 2:9-10

And finally I have been set free in Christ.

For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be subject again to the yoke of slavery (Galatians 5:1).

I do not have to continue in my sin as I have been set free.  Doesn’t mean I stop trying to improve or have a growth mindset.  It’s just been a strong reminder of who my King is and where my worship should be directed.

Blessings – DM

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Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (, where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.