I don’t have time…I don’t have time to pray that much. I don’t have time to read my Bible consistently. I don’t have time to exercise regularly. I don’t have time to prepare healthier meals. I don’t have time to keep the house clean. I don’t have time to reach out to that friend. I don’t have time to write that book. I don’t have time to relax. I don’t have time to write this blog post.
I don’t have time…I make time.
I make time to do the things that I see as a priority, and so do you. You may want, with all your heart, to get off that couch and exercise. If you don’t make it a priority though, that’s on you. You made the time to sit on that couch, did you not? So, why are you not exercising instead? You don’t have time to read your Bible or pray in the mornings, but you spend ten minutes checking social media when you first wake up…Do you really not have time?
I didn’t do a blog post last week. Do you know why? I’ll tell it to you straight. I did not make time for it. Last week I chose to make my new job and finishing up the publishing process of my book top priorities. I felt a bit guilty at first for not posting last week. Then I realized something: It is my choice. I don’t have to write for my blog every week. And let’s face it, it’s not like I have followers on the edge of their seats waiting to see what I will write about next. So, I chose to not stress myself out trying to come up with a post because I had more important tasks to accomplish last week. I made time for the things that needed to come first.
Did the world end? Nope. Did I lose friends? Not that I’m aware of.
Sometimes, time for certain things must be sacrificed for other things of higher priority. Maybe it’s only for a day. Maybe it’s for a week. Maybe it’s for a year. The choice is yours to make. And it can be a difficult one to make when giving up something you really want to do in order to accomplish other things first.
I have had to re-evaluate how I spend my time quite a bit lately. I have had to sacrifice some things and get my priorities straight. If I want to reach the goals that have been set, I have to make the time to work towards them. That may mean saying goodbye to other things I enjoy doing. That’s a choice I must make. I choose what gets my time.
I encourage you this week to evaluate your time. Are you making time for the right things? Are you working towards your goals? Are there areas where you could spend less of your time?
I’m not saying you can’t sit on the couch and relax when you need a break. There is a time for rest too. You may even need to schedule a time for that. I encourage you to pay attention to what or who is getting your time, and then decide whether or not a change needs to be made.
Spend your time wisely.