What are YOUR priorities?


One could say that this generation wastes more time than ever before. (social media, TV, netflix, hulu, email, …)

If having to wait more than 90 seconds for a cheeseburger and milkshake is something that upsets us, surely we must hate wasting time. I think it’s safe to say that we could all benefit from learning to manage our time better.

Whether or not you decide to take charge of your time, it’s going to pass you by anyway. So how do you manage your time?

  1. Make God your number one Priority.

No matter how busy you get, no matter how much you have to do, no matter what, spending time with God needs to be your number one priority. If that means you have to get up earlier, then wake up earlier. If that means you have to sacrifice something extra, then so be it. This is one choice you will not regret making.

 

  1. Prioritize the things in your life.

That means that for the school year, classes, tests, papers, and projects come before TV and weekends spent hanging out with your friends. One of the best ways to remember your priorities is to get a planner or a calendar and write down when things are due, when you need to study, etc.

  1. Hold yourself accountable.

After you know what your schedule should be, pray over it. Ask God to help you achieve all you need to achieve in the time that you need to achieve it. Ask Him to help you manage your time better. Then, find someone who will hold you accountable to this. Maybe that’s a church leader or maybe it’s another person who’s also trying to manage their time better. Either way, getting a weekly text asking how you’re doing with your time can be a great motivator! Another way to hold yourself accountable is to write these verses down—the ones that talk about how we should spend our days—and put them somewhere you can see them. After all, spending hours on twitter isn’t really enjoyable when you’re looking at a verse that reminds you of how short your life is.

Psalm 90:12  So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Ephesians 5:15-17 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

  James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.





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One Response to “What are YOUR priorities?”

  1. DocMonty Says:

    This is a very good article. Thank you for the timeliness if it. January is a good time to remind everyone that though we have been given another year it doesn’t mean we have a year to accomplish our goals or finish our mission. Thank you for another good post.

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