See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. – Eph. 5:15-16

One thing I’ve really wanted to work on this year is time management from a Biblical perspective.

I’ve read Stephen Covey’s book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and I know that he says the “the essence of effective time and life management is to organize and execute around priorities.” As Christians, whatever we value most in life becomes our priorities. My number one priority is my relationship with God, then my family.

From a Biblical perspective, time management isn’t necessarily about the ability to manage our time. It’s about surrendering the time we have to spend to God. And that’s a good thing – I’ve always struggled with day to day time management…homeschooling kids, trying to run a business, family and church obligations — but add to that mix the fact that I’ve been taking care of my mom for the last 4 months and, well, you can imagine, .

I really needed this past weekend to focus on what God would have me do going forward – with my blog, with homeschooling, with our Friday School Co-op. I’ve been feeling stretched too thin for a very long time, and it’s no one’s fault but my own.  I have a hard time saying one little word – “no.” But God expects us to say “no” to things that aren’t important – we are told to redeem our time in order to recover it from waste and improve it for great or important purposes.

Matthew Henry said that “Time is a talent given us by God, and it is misspent and lost when not employed according to his design.” Won’t you join me in praising Him for the gift of Time?

Please visit the other ladies who are participants in the 31 Days of Ministry Online:

Amy Bayliss {Cajun Inspired} : 31 Days of Heart Matters
{A Martha Heart} : 31 Days of Prayer
Karin {Mommy Matters} : 31 Days of Intentional Parenting
Jenny {867-53oh9} : 31 Days of Social Media
Dawn {My Home Sweet Home} : 31 Days of Encouragement
Lisa Boyd : 31 Days of WordPress

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