Time Clutter – Building In To Hear From God, Slow Down

Time Management for Christians looks different.

Last week, we shared 5 Time Management Tips for a Productive Life and how acknowledging God gets you tuned in to where your priorities lie. Having a productive, satisfying life is an inside job.

Our society today is so into microwaving that we have forgotten that God is into marinating. He wants to get inside of us, not just get us cooking.

We move and think at breakneck speed.
Digital clocks.
Dinner in less than 30 minutes.
Sound bites for important world issues.
It’s no wonder we forget to stop and breathe during the day.

Taking Time To Breathe
A dear friend has a wonderful way of stopping.
When she is driving and comes to a stop sign, she actually stops (really… I know…hard to believe), and she counts to three. She takes a deep breath, thanks God, asks for protection wherever she needs to go, and can then concentrate on the here and now.

She has also learned the art of prioritizing. (I know why she is a great friend of mine).

We can get so caught in the web of our world that we forget our own priorities.
It is God that has given us our daily tasks, and just because we can do “X” doesn’t mean he called us to do “X.”

How do we know the difference? By creating moments to listen.
How do we hear? By setting aside time to get quiet, listen to our hearts and to His words.

That’s our priority, To listen to the small still voice.

Take the time to breathe.

Take the time to listen.

Then we will know what he has called us to do…
at the shore, in the meadows, or even on a soccer field.

I love it when I get an idea that I have absolutely no idea why I thought of it. I chuckle, knowing that it wasn’t my thought. Many of those thoughts center on calling someone or praying for my neighbor; however, the list is never endless.

It’s could be one or two meaningful tasks. But I know I didn’t have them on my to-do list.

What we do today, affects our tomorrows.
What and how we honor the time which has been so freely given can prosper us.

My prayer for you today is that your time be filled with activities that bring you immense joy and purpose. That you do what you love and love what you do with time enough to spare.

What is your plan to set aside quiet time in your busy schedule?

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