Time Management or Time Maximization?

Some days I make my to do list and when I’m done I just want to go back to bed. I tend to put off those little things like making doctor appointments, scheduling photo sessions, and picking up prescriptions until the very last minute.  In fact, today is one of those days where I’m going to have to force myself to do a bunch of those types of things. I hate all of that. {If anyone wants to volunteer to manage this sort of thing for me, I’ll pay in hugs and banana pudding. I kid. sorta.}

Then there are the days when all I do is laundry and the next day there are, yep you guessed it, more dirty clothes! It can feel like much of what I do is going to have to be redone day after day. {Okay, it doesn’t just feel that way … it IS that way! #MomLife}

When I get overwhelmed with all the stuff I need to do, I have this great method of procrastination that looks like productivity.  I search for the perfect planner, routine, or app to help me “get it all under control.” Yes, you read that right, instead of doing the tasks and being done with it, I look for ways to manage the tasks which means they still are not done.  I’m sure none of you do that. But I do.

Last week, I read Psalm 90:12 during my quiet time. Part of this incredible prayer of Moses, it reminds us how important it is to use our time well.

Psalm 90:12

And I got to thinking how God isn’t really calling me to manage my time, as much He wants me to make the most of it — in other words, to maximize it. I get caught up in the wrong pursuit. And because of that, I miss out on what He’s offering … wisdom. {And clearly, this is something I need more of in my life!!!} Time management isn’t the goal.

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Living well, the abundant life, isn’t about getting more done, more efficiently. God beckons to us with a different way of thinking. He wants us to use our time to know Him, to love others, and to build the kingdom.

As I pondered this verse and studied some other Scripture relating to how we use our time, I identified three ways we can make the most of our time, every single day.  Join me at Not Quite Amish where I’m sharing what I learned …

Making the Most of Your Time



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