Are you spending your minutes wisely?
Let me tell you a short story.
There once was a man, on a fine summer day,
Given 73 minutes, to spend any way.
He looked at his watch, half past two,
73 minutes, what should I do?
His Bible lay closed beside his tablet,
I’ll get to that, he thought, in a minute.
He spent the first 3 checking the stocks,
And the next 20 lost in his email inbox.
With 50 minutes left and unsure of what to do,
He opened his Facebook and twitter feed too.
Suddenly, while scrolling, he heard a buzz,
He checked his watch to see what the time was.
Startled, he realized his time had passed,
How, he thought, did that go by so fast?
I had so much I should have done,
But now all my time is gone.
“Lord, make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my days, that I may know how frail I am. Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, and my age is nothing before You; certainly every man at his best state is but vapor.” Psalm 39:4-5
Spending Our Time Wisely
In Psalm 39, David shows his mindfulness of how brief his time on earth is. What does he do? He asks God to help him make the most of his time. Have you prayed this prayer? Pray that you would redeem the time you have.
Your time is extremely valuable. A leader should assess a task and see if it is worth the time investment. A good leader knows that time is like gold, invaluable and precious. How you spend it needs to be purposeful and good “spending habits” are essential.
If you don’t know where your time goes – there should be warning lights going off! When you don’t plan your time, it disappears. Instead, we need to pray, asking God for wisdom on the best way to spend our time. It will look different for everyone. There’s no formula that will fit everyone. You must rely on your relationship with the Father and trust that His direction is better than your own.
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