It’s not what you think. I am not talking about creating more hours in a day. Nope. We are all given 24 hours. We are all on an equal playing field when it comes to time. What then am I trying to say?
Do you really want to read that book that has been sitting on your lamp table for the last three months but you haven’t “found” the time to read it? Do you want a deeper, passionate relationship with your spouse? Do you want a deeper, more intimate relationship with Jesus?
Most people would answer yes….and that would be the end of that. Why? Is that a bit harsh? Maybe. Most people are not willing to do what comes next. They want those things listed above but they are not willing to….
Sacrifice, purge, cut out, remove, do away with – get it? We are all given 24 hours a day. 6-8 is usually given to sleep. 8-10 can be given to work, school, errands and such. You do want to spend time with your family right? That would be another 2-3 hours.
Maybe instead of playing video games, you pick up a book. Instead of watching movies or getting on Facebook, you spend time with your children.
How important are the things that you know you need to do? Sacrifice shows your motivation and determination for doing something. If we really look at our day, we would be amazed (or perhaps not) at the amount of time wasted.
To actually grow, mature spiritually, be transformed by the renewing of our mind, to love our wife like Christ loves the church…it takes time.
You could wake up an hour earlier. Maybe you could go to bed an hour earlier. Maybe you could turn off the TV.
God gave us 24 hours in a day. Disciples know that we are in a war. We fight day in and day out. It takes time to be prepared.
A disciple is a student. It takes time to study and be molded into the image of the one you are following.
Don’t waste your time.