Surviving My Schedule

The words of King Solomon, son of David: for gaining wisdom and instruction;  for understanding words of insight;  for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,  doing what is right and just and fair;  for giving prudence to those who are simple,    knowledge and discretion to the young—  let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance—  Proverbs 1:1-5

How many times have you asked yourself “Did I accomplish anything today?” or “Where did my time go?”  Pastor Jeff shared these statistics:  In an average lifetime, people will spend: 6 years eating, 5 years waiting, 4 years doing housework, 2 years returning phone calls, 1 year looking for stuff, and 6 months waiting at red lights.  In this fast-paced, packed schedule of a world we live in, it is important to align our priorities.

Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.  Proverbs 17:24 (NLT)

When we live life with priorities and set the boundaries, then our duties will never conflict.  We must select our priorities.  Prioritize life by what is most important, next important, and next next important, etc.  There is not enough time to do everything.

Determine what is important when life is peaceful and you can clearly think.

Pray:  Dear God – Please help me to discern my priorities.  Help me to establish what’s most important, next important, and the next next important things in my life.  Help me to glue my eyes on wisdom and open my mind and heart to Your teaching of wisdom through Proverbs.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen