Ever notice how people tend to say they never have enough time? Time is a valuable commodity. There are 24 hours in a day, yet we don’t seem to have enough time to do everything life demands.
What occupies your time?
I find it is often difficult to achieve a good balance of how much time I need to devote to everything that demands my time. I spend many hours running my kids to and from events, appointments, practices each week, then I don’t have the time to go to dinner with friends. Or, I make the time to go on a date and don’t get something else done. I go to lunch with a buddy and work piles up. Some days I find myself asking where the time went and wonder how I’ll get caught up on everything that wasn’t done.
Sometimes I just have to take a step back and look at the many demands on my schedule. I have to ask, “What is important?”. I’ve realized something…
If something (or someone) is important to you, then you MUST make time for that thing (or person).
Let me explain. We spend so much time on activities or people who aren’t really important to us. Think about how much time you devote to pleasing people at work while you are neglecting your family. Or, maybe you devote time to a friend when your significant other needs that time and attention. We all do this…and each of us could list several things here. The point is this. We spend more time on things that aren’t important than we do on the most important things in life.
I’m not saying we should neglect work or friends or hobbies, but if there are more important things and people in our lives then the less important things should naturally receive less time. It’s all about what we choose to make time for. If it is important to us, we MUST make time for it.
If your kids are important…MAKE TIME FOR THEM!
If your faith is important…MAKE TIME TO SPEND WITH GOD!
If your significant other is important…MAKE TIME FOR THEM!
The list could go on, but I think you get the idea. We’re all busy, but that’s just an excuse. Stop making time for things that don’t matter, and begin making time for those that do. The decisions you make with your time could change your life…and the lives of those that matter to you.