Apologies to Dave Ramsey if I grossly misquote him, but he is known for saying something like, “You need to own your money, before it owns you.” Part of this idea is naming where each bill goes. If you don’t tell it where it’s going, it disappears before you realize it.
I’m finding the same can be said for your time. I’ve never been an extremely scheduled person. It doesn’t come easy and so I normally fly by the seat of my pants. However, I think it’s time for a change. I don’t own my time anymore. It owns me. I often look back on weeks and wonder where in the world they went and what opportunities I missed! I’m by no means the busiest person I know, but if you add up 2 jobs, grad school, family, and other responsibilities and hobbies you can see why I feel a bit pressed!
But here’s the thing. No one can serve and love others effectively if they are maxed out. Sacrifice is one thing. It implies an intentional giving up of something. We should sacrifice our time. But foolishly using our time and being burnt out is another thing altogether. I firmly believe I could use my time better and that would benefit my family, my work, my education, people I want to serve, and myself.
We all could use some lessons in time management. If we are to be effective stewards of the time God has given us on this Earth, we shouldn’t want to waste a single moment!
So, drum roll please….
This week is time management week at Becoming Last. We’re going to discover together principles we could all apply to make better use of our time.
- You will be challenged. I’m convinced we have a wealth of time and yet we squander it.
- You will be better off. Making better use of our time leads to less stress and more freedom.
- You will discover something new. Guaranteed. You will learn something new or have one of those “light bulb over the head” moments.
Look forward to seeing you around. I’m determined to make the most of these precious moments we have on this great Earth. Will you join me?