You know that phrase, “There aren’t enough hours in the day?”
Yeah, that’s totally me….ALL the time.
Lately it only seems to be getting worse. Luke & I are approaching our busy work season, the holidays will be here before we know it, & life doesn’t seem to know what slowing down is.
The only problem with poor time management, it’s super convicting.
How am I using my time?
Is it bringing honor to Christ?
If I never have “enough” time, how much do I really have for God?
There are many biblical guidelines that could encompass time management but I am only going to talk about a couple – analyze & utilize. (did you like those rhyming words there?!)
In Ephesians 5, Paul tells us to “look carefully” at how we are walking in our faith
I can totally to relate to looking for things. Are any of you like me & loose everything?! I know it’s cliche but I most certainly would loose my head if it was connected.
What if we were to examine our lives the way we turn our homes upside down looking for our cell phone or our favorite pair of earrings?! We are intently searching the tabletops, floor, through bags, under things…what if we approached our daily routines with such intent? Would we find that our time is really being used productively?
When we analyze our routines, we are likely to discover poor time management, improper use of talents, & gross motivations.
As an application, let’s test ourselves. Grab a pen & paper & carry it with you. Jot down what you’re doing every half hour or so. Keep track of just how “busy” you truly are. Let’s also pray that God would reveal those misused areas in our daily lives & that we would be receptive to changing them.
I am sure after we take a careful look into the everyday, we will see some areas that can and need to be changed. Focusing on what matters is critical to time management & to glorifying God with the blessings he’s given us.
Our purpose is to know him & make him known. If our daily routines don’t fit into that category, we are doing it wrong.
Don’t get me wrong here, you may have a job that’s not specifically in ministry – but that shouldn’t stop you from making him known. There are crazy mundane tasks that take up our time also – but there’s always opportunity to praise him in the small things.
If we find tasks in our daily lives that are not pushing us towards knowing Christ, growing in his love, or showing the gospel, we need to have a serious heart to heart with our savior – myself included.
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This weekend at Influence (I know, I know….recap soon) Jess Connoly said:
God loves his kingdom.God hates my kingdom.He loves when I build his kingdom.
I build my kingdom everyday y’all. If I spend all my time building for things on earth, it will fail. Fail miserably.
Let’s be women who use our time wisely & let’s build his kingdom!
Frankly my dear…Let’s be wise with our time!
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