11 Sep Time Out!
Today continues our 21 day series on setting ourselves apart for Christ.
Do you ever just need a time-out from your life? Do you ever wish you could press pause and freeze the action around you while you catch up?
Time is in short supply for many of us, and a 24 hour day just doesn’t cut it (if you really feel that sleeping is necessary).
So much is asked of us that it sometimes seems impossible – truly not realistic – to get it all done and still maintain sanity.
Here’s what I’ve discovered about time.
First – you cannot do it all. There really is a limit on your time, and only you can know how much is too much. Learn to say “no” and be unapologetic about it. The Lord has given you the ability to discern what is realistic and what is crippling. Ask Him, listen, and don’t be afraid to turn down what you cannot do.
Second – time spent with people is always better than time spent on tasks. I am a list maker, and I can create tasks to do like nobody’s business. Tasks are important and often must be done, but your friends and family need to take precedence over your to-do list. Make it a priority to step away from the to-do’s and just be.
Third – you cannot be set apart for Christ if you don’t set apart time for Him. Although you may have a jam-packed schedule from the alarm to the pillow, no minutes are better spent than those spent with Him. Meditating on His Word and spending time in prayer can transform the rest of your minutes into ones that feel well-spent.
We all have the same number of minutes in our days. Even when it feels like we don’t, we have a say in how we spend them. Invite Christ in to your every moment, and even the busy ones will be filled with His purpose.