Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:15-16)
Something that has been on my heart lately is to be more intentional with my time. The days tend to pass pretty quickly and if I don’t make the most of the time I’m given then very little gets done or at least the wrong things get done.
I’m a visionary at heart. I have a thousand things running through my mind. There are so many things that I want to do. And I often have to slow down to find out if they are “God Things” or “Sarah Things”. To tell you the truth… there are a lot of “Sarah Things” that cloud my mind. I’m pushing through those things and taking a step back. I’m asking God to reveal how I can make the most of the time I’ve been given.
These years with my boys will be way too short. I want to cherish my time with them. I want to embrace every minute of it because God has entrusted me with their sweet little lives. They won’t care how clean the kitchen was or if everything was dusted or how many books I wrote or if I kept up on my Facebook posts. They will care if I sat down to play with them, if I took the time to hear them, if I stopped to care for their needs, if I just cuddled with them. They will care that I cherished my time with them.
Being intentional with my time can be tough at times as I start to realize how many things really aren’t necessary. Right now, I don’t write in my journals like I used to. Instead, I use this as my place to work through my thoughts and record what God’s doing in my life. This will be a database that my children will have for years to come. They may never take the time to read through my journals but they will have the opportunity to search this database and learn what God taught me along the way.
So here I am, I’m slowing down once again. I’m really trying hard to tune in to the sweet sound of the Holy Spirit. I’m taking out my spiritual Q-tip, cleaning out my ears, and getting a fresh perspective of what it means to truly make the most of every opportunity I am given.
I pray that you can find out what this means for you. How can you be more intentional with your time? How can you make the most of every opportunity that God has given you?
Dear Father God, My heart is so easily distracted from what really matters. Social media tends to take over my days at times. Lord, I pray that I will be more concerned about living the moment I’m in to the best of my ability then following other people’s moments. Lord, please help me to make the most of my time and to cherish what I have been given.
My Time is Yours Lord,