I hope as you’ve watched and read my last several messages, you are coming to the conclusion that our time is scarce—it’s limited and there’s less than we’d like. How we allocate it, therefore, how we run our calendars, matters. If we’re not intentional, external factors will effect how we spend our time: things that are more urgent will claim top priority. The problem is, urgent things aren’t always important things. In fact, many unimportant things become urgent if we let them. For example, we may sign up for something, maybe simply because someone asked us to, or because everyone else is signing up, and its’ demands escalate and it begins to take too much time. This happens often, especially with church functions and then we end up having calendars that don’t reflect our true priorities. We end up with days filled, but with the wrong things.
Psalm 139:16 (NIV)
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
So, What… for This Week?
When you read the Scripture above and think that God prepared EACH day before you live them, doesn’t it make you want to be more intentional with your time? One thing I do, because I’ve had a fairly small closet for the last 6 years, is for every piece of clothing I buy…I need to get rid of something (to make room). What if we did the same thing with our time? I need to think hard when I buy a shirt, because I may NOT have a shirt In want to get rid of. We should do the same thing with our calendar! This week, think hard before you say YES to ONE more activity and even look hard at your current activities and make room in YOUR closet! If you do so, you will start to live, love and lead more and more like Jesus!