Have you ever noticed how when we schedule something for &/ or with someone else, we keep our commitments to them. Take our families/ friends for instance, if we plan to do something with them or for them, we put it on our calendars and protect that time. I know this has certainly been the case for this wife, mother and friend.
Being raised in a home where I heard my grandfather say things with a loving spirit like, “Salina, if you are going to do it…..do it!” and “Everything you do has your name on it” created a committed heart within me. This has led me to do the things I said I was going to do for others at all cost, if it was within my power to do it. Although the picture above is an old one of my children and I, I wanted to share it with you guys today, because for me, it is an example of my commitment to others, particularly my children. And I believe that if you look hard enough, you can see yourself in it too.
My point? We have to make the time for the things that are important to us. Yes, that means blocking out time in our schedules to pursue them. And we have to stay committed in our pursuit by protecting that time. Not only is this necessary for us, but the people around us. See, we each have things that we enjoy doing and desire to do which are clues of what the Lord wants us to do that serve a greater purpose beyond ourselves.
So, yesterday I challenged you to get clear on what is important to you by writing those things down and then coming up with a sentence or two to tie them together. Todays challenge is to make time for them in your schedules. Start small, but just start! Are you in? I sure hope so. For there are many, including those that you have been committed to over the course of your life that are waiting on you to commit to yourself. No guilt aloud!
Thank you guys for joining me! I’ll see you soon! Take care!