It’s easier to make money than time – indeed, one could argue that we can’t make time. So how we use the time that we have can be a direct reflection of our values & priorities. We all spend time doing the normal things of life: school / work, family interactions & investments, friendships, working out, reading, etc. Some of the things in our life are mandatory time demands & other things are discretionary time demands.
In relation to the discretionary time demands, I’ve watched many families over the years fill up their time with sports, activities, etc & every so often, they seem a little frazzled. Now please don’t jump to the conclusion that I’m opposed to sports, activities etc. We have our kids in several different things over the course of a given year. But I think we have to be careful to make decisions with our time that reflect our values & priorities. For example, my husband & I don’t see our oldest son being an NFL recruited football player. As such, we have him in flag football over this Summer, but its primarily for the purpose of getting him some exercise & increasing his sports exposure. My point is that its important for each of us to use our time as a reflection of our priorities & not allow it to be frittered away into oblivion.
I want to give my time to the most important priorities in my life & may God help me to make decisions with how I use my time in ways that are pleasing to Him.