Many days I feel like I do not have enough time in the day to do the things I have planned. You too? It is frustrating! Checking off five of the ten tasks I have on my list, missing a deadline for a writing assignment, or not even touching the project I am working on is not what I’d call a productive day.
The right perspective
Last week I had a day just like that. In fact, it is what caused the issues which prompted this post. I had a huge day planned, and a day which I felt the things I needed to accomplish were very crucial. And not only were they crucial for the day, but for setting the tone for the rest of my week.
Nothing went “right”, until I had a phone conversation later that evening. I shared my plight during this call, and the words I heard helped me to put everything in perspective.
“There is enough time in every day to do the will of God.” – unknown
You have plenty of time
Although I felt like the first part of my day completely messed up the most important things I had on tap for the day, and the rest of my week, this statement said something different. It speaks to those days where I have so much to do, I cannot imagine how I will come close to getting them done.
I actually have enough time in every single day, to get all that I am supposed to get done, according to God’s will. Translation, I have enough time to get done what is truly most important.
More fluff than important stuff
Many times we fill our days with so much stuff. Stuff that is not really that important. Then we stress over it all, we overwork ourselves, and feel like trash when the day is over. Then we get up and mindlessly do it again the next day. It is time we slow down a little, focus on what is most important, and don’t worry about the rest.
How I determine what is most important
I am here to encourage you today to try this. Realize there is enough time in every single day for you to do what is most important. Of course you have to find out what is most important, and you have to choose to actually do it. God’s will is what is most important in my life, and I seek to find His will by praying, reading the Bible, and believing he’ll show me through it and what is going on around me.
You will know
I know when I have my priorities out of order, then I am not doing His will, and typically my days end with frustration. When I start my day with something other than spending time with God, or when I put work before my family, or when I choose entertainment (think Facebook or basketball), in place of work I may be heading for bad results.
Whatever you have planned to do, don’t get too upset if it seems like you won’t get it all done. Remember you have enough time to do what you are supposed to be doing, find out what it is, and do it.
Question: What are some actions you take to make sure you get the most important things done each day? Please share in the comment section below.