Making Time for Yourself

Making Time for Yourself

I am always amazed at how quickly time passes.  Whether we are enjoying what we are doing or just muddling through, time slips by day-by-day, moment-by-moment.

I have so many interests and so many things I want to do!  I find it hard to work them in to the time I have, or don’t have (however you want to look at it!).  Where do I start?  If I start one thing, I feel that something else has been put on a back burner, or ignored.  Is that okay?  Who gets to decide which things move to the back?  I’m sure I am not alone in this feeling, yet it’s not something I hear other people speak about very often.  I’m afraid each person feels they are all alone, and it is their own little struggle deep inside.

Perhaps there are things that SHOULD go the back of the line, or maybe even be deleted from our lists of to-do’s!  I hope that many of you will join me this year and just DO some of the things you WANT to do!  Perhaps you will come across something you enjoy even more than you thought you would and surprise yourself at how good you are at it!

Have you considered the possibility that God has planted the seeds of some of those thoughts?  We often spend so much time fighting off human desires that we forget to listen to the whispers of our Creator — whispering to us to nurture the seeds of greatness he has already planted within our existence!

I urge you to not wait weeks or months, but to take some sort of action towards one of your want to-do’s in the next few days.  Join me and change one of those into a will do now!

  1. Decide what your will-do is.
  2. Decide when you will do it.  Get it on your calendar so you can schedule and make the time for it.
  3. Get ready to do it!  Do you need to gather some supplies, or take care of something that has been keeping you from your will-do?
    • If there is something that has been standing in your way, make a plan for how you will take care of it.  Perhaps some of your first steps in the next few days will be to address this portion of your preparation.

I have a new painting I WILL get done this week.  What will you get started on?

“You said to me,”I will point out the road that you should follow. I will be your teacher and watch over you.”  Psalms 32:8 CEV


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