We act like we have all the time in the world. We speak of ‘killing time’ as though time was not our most valuable gift. In all fairness, others do control some of our time. Parents, teachers, bosses all use up some of it, but there are lots of hours out of their control.
If we have no free time, it is because we let others confiscate it for their use. Even worse, we let others fill our free time with their own agendas. We can plan our life by making a list of priorities and future desires.
Get rid of stuff. Less stuff to manage means less decisions to make. Clean out clutter. Every minute you look at it, steal one minute of your time. Clutter is nothing but unfinished business.
Interrupt long-winded friends. Some people can use up twenty minutes telling you where to find the cauliflower in the grocery store.
And do face up to the time you spend on line, watching TV and other similar wasters. Be honest with yourself. Say no to yourself and to others who steal your time.
Get over the moaning about stuff you can’t fix like wrinkles, other people’s children and the government.
It is said that Elizabeth 1 on her death bed cried out, “ I would give all my possessions for another moment of time.”
Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. (Ephesians 5:16-17)