Out of Control: Time Devotion 2

Attitude reflects leadership.  Attitude is a report card on leadership.  In the same way time use reflects priorities.  The way we use time shows what really matters to us.  People  have been given treasure.  We’ve got some money, we’ve got some talents, and we’ve got some time. Time is a treasure that we’ve been given to manage and use.   Where you put that time reflects your priorities.  Spending your money shows what matters to you financially.  Spending your time shows what matters to you in terms of chronology.

Read: Matthew 6.19-34

Big Thought

Verse 24 says ” No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.”  This is true of money, but also true of time and every other treasure we have.  What does your time management show about the master that you serve?

Exercise

  1. Yesterday you logged your time, if you didn’t go back and do that.
  2. Go back through that log and see what you did with your time.
  3. Take a sheet of paper.  Fold it in half.  On one side write, “good use”. On the other side write, “waste”.
  4. Take your log from yesterday and put them in those categories.
  5. Which category has more?  What do you need to delete or change?  What are you proud of?

Final Meditation

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

(Matthew 6:33 ESV)