Someone once said, “Time is money”, but they were wrong. Unlike money, everyone starts everyday with the exact same amount of time, 24 hours. It is absolutely your choice how you spend that time. If you find yourself saying, “I just don’t have enough time in the day” or “I don’t know where all my time goes” or “I just can’t find the time”, then you probably need to control your time better. You have just as much time as everyone else – you have just chosen to spend it differently. Time is an incredible resource that often gets thrown in the trash can without much thought.
It would be nearly impossible to calculate the amount of time I have spent connected to some type of media outlet over the past year, whether television or cell phone or internet. Sadly, most of that time has been wasted. I can never get it back. I tried to shoot 200 shots a day (outside of practice) during my high school basketball career so I could be the proud owner of a consistent jump shot – which has helped me immensely during the 8 hours of basketball I’ve played this year. I will never have those week nights back. We throw away our time doing meaningless things. We tend to spread ourselves thin until our lives become layers of lifeless commitments, fruitless efforts.
Around here, the word “busy” has become identified with being important. The more things you have on your plate, the more everyone should be in awe of how incredible you are. Whenever I ask someone how they have been, they usually say, “busy, you”. Then I say, “Yeah, things have been crazy here lately”. So crazy in fact that I haven’t invested a single bit of my time in doing what God has called me to do.
How have you used your time today?