Last week, I talked about making margin in your life.  Did you do it?  Probably not, because you’re TOO BUSY to make time!  The bottom line is that there are twenty-four hours in every day, but we often act as if there were more.  So we stay at work a little longer; stay up a little later, cram a bit more in and the cycle goes on and on. No matter what we do, though . . . we still only have twenty-four hours in a day. God’s set the length. He’s also set the absolute number of those twenty-four-hour days each of us will ever get. We often act as though not even that was settled and think that our earthly days might stretch on forever.  As the Scripture below describes, they won’t…

Job 14:5 (NIV)

A person’s days are determined;
    you have decreed the number of his months
    and have set limits he cannot exceed.

So, What… for This Week?

Look at your weekly calendar and start to get practical. Grab some paper and list the major items. Then sort it by importance (not urgency). What’s most important to you? Most important to God? Now, begin to cut from the bottom, from what’s least important. Go up as far as you can. Cut what you can right now, and commit to phase out what you must, over time.  If you cut out what is less important and focus on what God wants you to focus on, you’ll be able to live, love and lead like Jesus better in the future!