Resolutions, Dreams, Mission & Time Management

It’s already March – it’s amazing how fast time always seems to move – and I don’t know how many of us are still doing all the things we resolved to do for the New Year?

Or are you like the modern man who’s decided, “I don’t keep ’em anyway, so no point making ’em”?. I’m still old fashioned (aka old?) enough to make New Year’s Resolutions. And still optimistic (hopeful?) enough to plan on keeping them.

Which brings me to this post – PLANNING.

If we’re hoping, dreaming, resolving to do something – are we planning for it? Have you made a time table with WHEN you’re planning to do said thing? Or has it just remained in the Want-To-Do stage – where let’s face it, it’s going to remain.

Recently I was feeling so overwhelmed by all the ministry I was doing & all the extra stuff I still wanted to do AND all the things I anyway needed to do for work and home — it can be exhausting. So I made myself a little time-table where I broke my days down, a week at a glance and made time for everything I wanted to do.

Here’s the advantages of having a Weekly Time-Table:
(01) Things will move from the wanting / dreaming phase to the actually doing phase. If you’ve chalked out time for something that you claim is important for you – you’ll have no option but to do it.

(02) You’ll be able to see at a glance whether you’re doing everything you want to do. I’ve taken to ticking them off on the calendar – and it can be extremely rewarding to see that!

(03) You’ll be able to see if you need to pull back / knock anything off. Instead of biting off more than you can chew, let’s figure a few things out and Do Them Well!

(04) You’ll also be able to see if you can add anything more to the mix. Sometime I find myself saying I don’t have time when I’m wasting tons of time on social media. What a blessing a timetable is. If I’ve done my stuff for the day – THEN I can spend some time on fb/ig.

The Bible tells us at several places that we should mind our time and be good stewards of the time we are given – in Eph 5:15 we read “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”

This is brilliant when it comes to doing the stuff we’ve resolved – writing or going to the gym — but it’s downright IMPORTANT when it comes to stuff related to our MISSION in life. Are we doing what we were anointed to do? Or are we still making excuses? Life is too short to waste (on social media or otherwise).

It maybe March already, but we still have 9 months ahead of us. Let’s use them wisely while we have them.

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