Establish Right Priorities
Do you have things in your life that need to be done – things that you really want to see accomplished; yet, you just have not been able to find the time to get them done? Right now, face the fact those things are never going to get done until they become a priority to you. Figure out what is really important to you. In other words, it is time to establish priorities.
Is it your health? If it is, then you will know it is when you do things that make you healthier like eating properly and exercising regularly. Nothing will stand in your way. Not your work, your favorite television show, or any other excuse. There will be enough time for you to get healthy because you will make enough time to get healthy.
Is your priority to spend more time with your family? If it is, then you will know when you really begin to make time for them. You will turn OFF the television set. You will all eat supper around the dining room table, instead of mom cooking a meal and everyone grabbing a plate and going their separate ways. You will DO something together! Nothing will stand in your way.
Is your priority to have a right relationship with God and the church? If it is, then you will know when you start making the things of the Lord real. You and your family will be in church; better yet, you and your family will serve in your church. No excuses – just involvement. WOW! Just think what your children and grandchildren will learn from you when they see you living the same way at church that you do at home. Make it a priority and it can change your life and your family life.
Face these facts… people talk a good game… but they never PLAY the game. Quit talking and start doing. In the normalcy of life sometimes the things you do not want to do have to be your priority. Things like picking up the children, meeting the repairman, picking up the dry cleaning, and accomplishing your list of honey-do’s. I would rather take a beating than meet a repairman. They are never on time and rarely call to advise they will be late; they usually have to come back a second time because they do not have the right things with them to do the job the first time. All of that drives me insane! Yet, life dictates that I sometimes have to do it. Been there? Establish your priorities and do what it takes to get the job done.
Life is full of have-to’s. There is no way around it. I have them and you have them. There are things that we are not wild about doing but still have to do. Welcome to this thing called… life. The key is to figure out how to get them done and still have time to do what you enjoy doing.
Just please stop saying there is not enough time. There is plenty of time. Time to take care of the crazy things that have to be done. Besides, it is not the crazy things that are keeping you from having time to accomplish what you want to accomplish. It is all of the things you let creep into your life because you do not have clearly defined priorities.
God – First; Family – Second; Church – Third; Work – Fourth; etc. Have you ever established your priorities? There is plenty of time to do what is really important to you. Stop being frustrated. Yes, time is short and as we age, it seems to get shorter. But there will never be enough time to do everything there is to do. However, there is plenty of time to do the things you really want to do. You will establish priorities and then work your plan to achieve those priorities.
Stop trying and DO today!