Last night I cleared my inbox for the first time in 4 months. I wanted to start the New Year fresh and it felt so good.
One of my resolutions is to be a better steward of my time. Our theme this year at FTGI is “It’s Time!” and I know that there is no way I am going to fulfill my plans and goals for the year if I keep mismanaging my time. Yesterday I heard this quote twice.
Nothing will change if you change nothing.
So, I am going to make some changes. One of them is getting up a little earlier. I say a little earlier because I have to do this in small steps. You see, I LOVE my sleep. And I need my sleep. But I also recognize that I could be way more productive if I even got up one hour earlier.
Last year when I was overwhelmed with all that I had on my plate, my counselor tried to give me some perspective by saying, “Tracey, God gave you the same amount of hours in a day as everybody else.” She was trying to drive home the point that I need not put pressure on myself to be superhuman. A good point.
However, the other day I saw this and laughed out loud!
Well, if that doesn’t make you feel like an underachiever, I don’t know what does!!
So, the dilemma is how do we balance the time and not fall into the dangerous place of striving too hard or on the other hand miss opportunities that we should be taking?
I have decided that this will be a guiding verse for me this year.
I am going to begin every morning committing my time and whatever I have to “do” to Him. I will trust Him to lead me to the projects, work and leisure that He wants me to spend my time on. More than ever I am at a point in my life where my ambition is just to be right where He wants me to be, doing only what He wants me to be doing. I love for my life to be full, I believe that is how He created me but I don’t want it to be full of meaningless busyness. So this will be a year of committing my time to Him.
What about you? How do you balance your time? Do you feel like you make the most of it? Are you intentional about how you use your time? I’d love to hear from you!
Here’s to a healthy, joy-filled, fun and intentional 2014!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!