Do you ever have those moments when you’re like? Oh. Wait, really?!? Of course. Thanks, God.
That would be me yesterday. For whatever reason, I kept switching around the date of this post about time. I’ve switched it 2-3 times I think…for no important reason…just because. And then God laid it aaaallllllll in my lap.
Yesterday at our new church home (yay!) I attended an awesome weekly event for women called Sisterhood. It’s fellowship, teaching, and (of course) coffee! And wouldn’t you guess what the teaching was on yesterday…?! TIME. Even more specifically, being intentional about your time.
It is my prayer that these words minister to you in some way. I take no credit for them! They are all a result of the beautiful teaching I heard yesterday as well as through the power of the Holy Spirit!! Everyone is so “busy.” Schedules. Routines. To do lists. People to see. Places to go. Emails to return. People to feed. A house to clean. Dishes in the sink. Workout, maybe? There aren’t enough hours in the day…right?!
But time is a constant. It’s fixed.
There will always be 60 seconds in 1 minute. 60 minutes in 1 hour. 24 hours in 1 day.
You can’t change time. No human can.
What can you do to be more intentional about your time? First, think about your priorities. Establish them. And, while you’re at it, go ahead and make God #1 and your family #2 (even more specifically within #2 spouse then kids). These are non-negotiables.
Practice keeping #1 and #2 as “first things first.” Always at the top. Always the priority. Before your to-do list. Before that “urgent” thing pops up. Because, you know what? (This is a new idea for me)…Priorities are a learned skill. (I was like…hold up. Wait? Really? Yep.) Again: priorities are a learned skill.
So if your mind is trained to believe wholeheartedly that #1 and #2 are most important ALWAYS…won’t it be easier for other things to fall into place behind your “first things first?” Because you know #1 and #2 aren’t getting bumped. That’s a skill I need to work on for sure!