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Managing our Priorities

Weekly Devotionals

Managing our Priorities

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:15-17

Recently, I have been struggling with time management.  There are tons of things to do and a series of meetings to attend, so often times I need to check my to-do-list to make sure I haven’t missed anything. Even though I try hard to clear things on the list, there are always one or two things I need to put off until tomorrow due to time restraints. We all have the same amount of hours in a day given to us by GOD.  So that we do not waste these precious hours, perhaps we should periodically ask ourselves a few questions like, do I waste my time on things not important or am I distracted too easily?  Do I fail to prioritize correctly?

Making the most of our time is a Biblical principal. The passage from Ephesians 5:15-17, tells us that we need to take care of how we live, being wise in how we choose to occupy our time, and making the most of our time. Paul teaches that the days are evil. We all face different temptations everyday that could waste time and that take us away from the essential parts of our lives, such as being close to God.

There is an article that talks about Godly time management in Daily Devotion.  According to this article, it says Godly time management is about rhythm, priorities and balance. In order to make the most of our time we need to establish a rhythm to our days so that we plan to avoid the distractions that end up wasting our time. We need to prioritize prayerfully what is important and recognize what areas of our lives need the most time investment. We need to be mindful of activities that take us away from our top priorities.  By obeying what the will of the LORD is in our own lives, we can have a life of balance.

It is my prayer that we can all be successful in managing our time in such a wise way that our top priority is our life with GOD.