Do you ever have days when you realize that you got nothing done that you set out to do?
Do you spend countless hours watching TV or playing games on your computer?
I believe it’s important to have balance in life. It doesn’t have to be all work and no play. But for me, I’ve found that I need some order if I’m to live a godly life.
Psalm 90:12 says:
“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
I have certain responsibilities.
- I am a wife.
- I work full time outside the home.
- I have aging family members who need help at times.
- I have friends.
- I have a church family.
- I have daily and weekly chores to keep up with.
- I want to stay fit and healthy.
- I cook.
- I love photography.
I have to prioritize my needs and my wants. Otherwise, I’m always dealing with the urgent at the last minute. Planning helps me stay on track.
- My day starts with a daily quiet time. For me, this is a priority. Spending time in God’s Word, prayer and sitting quietly before Him has been so beneficial for me. I am a better wife, friend, employee when I get filled in this way instead of always looking to get filled from others. And I have to say I’m less disappointed when I’m not so dependent on how others treat me.
- I have an overall mission for my life. I am a disciple of Jesus. No matter where I go or what I’m doing, my goal is to be a light that shines the love of Jesus. And when this happens, He gets the credit.
- Pray without ceasing. Yes, this sounds impossible but it’s really not. I begin in the morning and it’s often an ongoing stop and start conversation all day long.
- I spend a certain amount of time on my computer doing email, writing blog posts and reading other blogs, Facebook, Pinterest and doing research on social media. I think you get the idea. But I really don’t spend time on online games because I simply don’t have the time.
- When I’m with a person, I try to give them my time and attention while I’m there. I don’t text, talk on my cell, or daydream about something else.
- I’m working on establishing a specific time to exercise. I haven’t been successful recently since I have a long drive to work and a long day at work. But I’ve been able to do this in the past so I haven’t given up.
So, how about you?
Are you a planner or do you get through your days come what may?
I think we could all use some help in this area of time management. However, I want to end this post with another Scripture verse.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says:
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”
You may be in a season of raising little children. Or you may be in a season of caring for an aging parent.
This season will eventually end.
Will you look back and know that you did your best during this season?
Blessings and love,