If there was one thing that people would say they wish they had more of (besides money) it would most likely be “time”. It just never seems that we ever have enough of it!
In fact, if we had more “time”, there would be more things we would love to do with that time. Like take a person who is trying to be a “better” Christian. They would say, “If I had more time, I would tell more peeps about Jesus”, or “I would get plugged into a ministry at my church”, etc…
There is a lot of good things we would like to do if we had more “time”. Like spending more time with our families, taking some time to exercise for better health, spending some time organizing our stuff to help us be more efficient with our…. yea, “time”.
The problem is this. We only have 24 hours in a day and only 7 days in a week (in case you didn’t know). So our “time” is already limited to what is put in place. We can’t create more time! Or can we?…
We may not be able to add more hours to the day or more days to the week, but it is possible to add more “time” to our life. Follow me here for a second. It’s like trying to put on your favorite pair of jeans that no longer fit. Instead of trying to make the jeans bigger, you must make yourself smaller. So you must get rid of the “fat” that you don’t need, allowing yourself to fit in those jeans that you dearly love so much.
Now what does jeans and time have in common? Probably not too much, but for the sake of illustration, they both require us to get rid of the “fat” that we don’t need in our lives so we can “fit” into them better.
If we want/need more time, we need to get rid of the “fat” time wasters that are in our lives. Now a lot of these time wasters are not necessary bad things, but if not used in the right way they can easily hinder us from what we really want to/should be doing.
Some of big time wasters are (but not limited to): video games, TV, facebook (yea, I went there), texting, hobbies, shopping, and pretty much anything else that we can easily spend countless hours doing, but really have no substantial value.
LET’S BE CLEAR! I’m not saying that it’s bad to do these things! But, if we are not careful, these things can easily become “time wasters”, keeping us from doing things that we should be doing.
Can you identify a “time waster” in your life?
“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity” – Ephesians 5:15-16