Do you ever crash into bed at
night and think to yourself, “There just aren’t enough hours in a day!”?
Our Pastor recently pointed out, “Well sure there are! There are 24 hours in a day. Just as God created them.”
words totally hit home.
I am sick and tired of falling asleep by going over to-do lists (yes, plural, I
have more than one) in my head and as soon as the alarm goes off, my mind
wanders off trying to prioritize what to tackle first.
I get that everyone is busy; some more than others. But are we really using our time the way God
intended us to?
I am *really* struggling with this because it seems like so much of my ‘extra’ activities
involve serving others.
Christ wants us to do kind deeds for others,
right? If I showed you my calendar, some
of you might faint. It’s insane.
Although none of the business I participate in earns income for our
family, this verse still stands out to me.
“Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich: be wise enough to control yourself.” Proverbs 23:4
Be wise. Yep. Be wise enough to know when you are totally
frazzled and know when it’s time for a change!
Like others, we have certain appointments and commitments during the
week that aren’t negotiable. We have to
do them. But what about all the ‘extras’? They are all good – I promise – but I find
that my heart is heavy because they keep me distracted from growing closer to
“She watches over her family and never wastes her time.” Proverbs 31:27
Reading this passage was another slap in the face for me. I asked myself, “How many times have I wasted
my time?” EVERYDAY there are times when
I am not a good steward of the time I have been given. Ugggh!
Do you spend your free time looking at recipes on Pinterest that you know you’ll
Does Facebook keep you
distracted looking at photos of friends… of friends… of friends? Do you bring your work home with you and spend your evenings by youself instead of with your family? Do you sit down to watch just one episode of
your favorite show and find yourself still plunked in the chair 3 hours later?
I encourage you to examine your
life and your crazy schedules and see if you are using your time in its most
The way God intends for
us to use it. Watch out! Big changes are about to happen at the Winter Ranch!
"Come to me, all who
labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 28:11