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!
At the beginning of the year, did you find yourself saying something like, “This year I’m going to get healthy?” Yet, here it is July and you haven’t taken a step in that direction. What about this week, have you agreed to do something for &/or with someone that you really don’t want to do? Or, have you had a dream tucked away in your heart for years and convinced yourself that you will get around to it some day? If we are honest, we can all relate to one, if not all, of these examples. I, for one, believe it is because we are not clear on the things that are truly important to us; therefore, we are not making, I repeat, WE ARE NOT MAKING the time in our schedules for them.
See, when we know what is truly important to us, we can make time for them. And we can also choose not to participate in things that do not align with those things. In John 10:10, we are reminded that the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy. I believe one of the ways he does that is through time. By consuming our days with things that are not important to us or the Lords purpose for our lives, we cannot pursue those things that are.
With that said, I am going to challenge each of you to get crystal clear on the things that are important to you. Start by brainstorming the things that you value that are important and follow that up by writing down a few sentences that will tie them all together. This will serve as your compass. Are you in? I sure hope so! We are each given a certain amount of time to do the things we love and were created to do. There is not time to waste doing things that do not serve that purpose.
Thank you for joining me. I’ll see you guys back here tomorrow ! Take care !
Well, hello there! Good Monday morning to each of you. How was your weekend? I hope you had an opportunity to get some rest yet did some things that you’ve been needing/wanting to do. That is exactly what took place in the Watson household. We were able to check a few things off of our “To-Do List” and squeeze in a nap or two so that we could refuel. On that note, lets dive into this weeks blog topic of time, shall we?
Have you ever thought about time as a resource? To be honest, I don’t think that I have always thought of it as such; however, that is exactly what it is. In fact, I would say that it is our most precious resource in that we only have a certain amount of it each day, week, month and year, etc. . Once it is gone, it’s gone. Unlike jobs and/or money, it cannot be replaced.
With that in mind, why do we tend to take it for granted? We say things like, ” I’ll do it tomorrow’.” Or, ” When “this” happens, I’m going to do “this.” The truth is, we don’t know that tomorrow will be a part of our reality or that we will be physically able to do that “thing” we’ve been wanting to do when the time is “right”. On top of that, time seems to be passing faster than the speed of light. The picture above is a prime example of this. As I was preparing to type this blog post and looking through my photos, I came across it. I actually took that photo 6 months ago and published it on the Faith Filled Traveler Facebook page. It seems like yesterday when I was standing in front of my desk with outstretched arms taking the photo, yet it was at the first of the year.
My point? Time is a resource that the Lord has gifted each of us with that the majority of us are unconsciously taking for granted. We forget that we have a limited supply of it. That said, this week I would like to dig a little deeper into the topic of time and share some ways that we can begin to manage it and be more present in our day to day. Will you join me? I sure hope so. Let’s plan on meeting here again tomorrow morning and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thefaithfilledtraveler/ ) until then! Make it a great day!