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Archive for October 21, 2011

Day 48- Stop Trying to Save Time, Instead Use It Wisely

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.  ~Matthew 6:33

Have you ever spent so much time looking for cheaper gas that by the time you arrived at the lower priced gas station you realized you probably spent all your savings because of the added distance?  Maybe you enjoy shopping at the outlet mall, because of the discounted prices. Have you ever considered the extra costs incurred in time and money, because it’s located 60 miles away?

Time is a precious commodity, right? Can you really save time?  Somehow that theory just doesn’t add up. Time keeps moving and we attempt to track it with clocks and calendars. However, we cannot see it as it passes, nor can we feel it move.  When it leaves, when the future becomes the present and the present becomes the past where does it go?  Increase your efficiency and stop trying to save time, simply focus on using it wisely.  Life is a culmination of what we have spent time doing. Time spent is equivalent to life lived.

Planning is a key part of time management. Putting God first will enable you to be more effective throughout your day. Make God an essential part of your plans and you will be both more efficient and effective, because it is God who guides you in wisdom and knowledge. One clear way to waste time and ending up having to start something over again, is to not acknowledge God first. Don’t wait until you’ve made a mess of things to ask God for strength and guidance. Ask God for help during the planning process. Make God your planning partner, and you will find great success, while reducing frustration.