If you’re reading this, God has given us all a very precious resource–TIME. Just like in the parable of the talents, I believe that no matter what we do, or don’t do, with God’s gifts, we will have to answer for it. Why would I want to waste anything from my Heavenly Father?! I have committed to making a better effort to utilize my time more wisely. When it’s gone, no one can ever get it back.
As a relatively new wife (almost 2 years), a new mom (9 months old), and full-time 4th grade teacher, time is spread out pretty thin for me on most days. However, there is always a way to get things accomplished by budgeting time! I remember an exercise assigned to every freshman in the School of Business and Industry (SBI) at Florida A&M University. We each had to keep a journal, accounting for EVERY MINUTE of every day for an entire week. I remember thinking how crazy the assignment was until it was finished and I read back over my entries. I had wasted so many minutes that equated to hours throughout my days, that I was simply astonished! We often say, “I don’t have enough time.” Sometimes is may be that we just failed to properly budget our time!
So, I am taking the early rise challenge. Not because I rise late, but because I tend to rise early and waste that hour in the morning when I could be doing so much! Today, even though it’s a Saturday, I rose at
Waking this early is “PRIME TIME” because my daughter Reagan is still sleep and the house is quiet. I found several things that I can do during this time that are more difficult during the day:
– In Depth Bible Studies
– Mini Workout Session
– Blogging and Working on my cookbook
– Coupon for the week
So today, I studied from Matthew and 1 Corinthians, and really gleaned from the texts! I was able to do a little Zumba on the Wii, and blog about it all to you fine people! I also plan to clip/print my coupons and align them with deals that may be ending today and bake a coffee cake for my dear husband.
I hope you can find a way to better budget your time and accomplish some goals that you may have put on the back burner!