Busyness

Have you ever felt overwhelmed with too much going on?  I recently told someone I was talking to over the phone, that I often wish I had about 5-6 more hours in the day so I could get more accomplished.  The truth of the matter is, even if we had more than our allotted 24 hours, we still would wish we had more.  Why is that?  I believe it all boils down to our priorities and how we manage our time.  The issue is never having more time, the issue is how we handle the time we have been given.

We have all heard it said that “time is of the essence” meaning that this thing called time is of utmost importance and that we should take advantage of what we have been entrusted.  To me the bottom line is: what am I doing with my time?  If I am truly going to impact my world and make the difference that I believe God is wanting me to make, I have to take control of my time and use it wisely.  Necessarily doing more is not the answer.  All of us have to look at the clock and focus on what truly matters.

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. – William Penn

Even in the Word of God there are principles that speak of this thing called time.  Paul spoke of understanding the times we are living in and what we must do with those minutes, seconds and hours we have been given.  I do not want to go into a lengthy discourse but suffice it to say this thing called time is important.  Ephesians 5:16 says,

Redeeming the time, for the days are evil

But also within the word of God is a most often overlooked word that I believe speaks of time.  We can get so busy that we neglect to pause and take inventory of our souls and connect with our Creator.  I recently wrote a post where I mentioned my connection with Joseph Iregbu.  Joseph is the author of a tremendous 90-day devotional that he has titled “SELAH.”  This devotional is soon to be released but you can get the first 7 days FREE by clicking on the banner below.

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This book speaks of what this word ‘SELAH’ is all about.  It means to pause or to stop and listen.  Many believe it was a musical expression causing one to pause and reflect on what they had just heard.  In life we need to take time and stop, pause and reflect on what God is saying to us and what He desires us to do with our lives and the time we have been given.

In my journey through Joseph’s book, I have reaped tremendous benefit in taking time to truly stop and just listen.  I believe you will enjoy this awesome resource and I encourage you to visit SELAH and download the first 7 days of this journey for free.

Enjoy the journey,

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THINK:  WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR TIME?  HOW ARE YOU USING IT TO BRING ABOUT POSITIVE CHANGE?  ARE YOU TAKING TIME TO CONNECT WITH THE ONE WHO MADE YOU?  I TRUST YOU WILL PAUSE AND REFLECT ON THIS THING CALLED TIME.

I am a husband, dad, pastor, author and motivational speaker. Born with only one hand, I have spent my life trying to overcome and I am passionate about helping others fulfill their dreams by teaching them the importance of attitude and perspective. I recently released The HandBook: Five Forces To Form Your Future (Insignia Press).