I don’t know if your life is like mine, but I find that time is moving at breakneck speed. I hardly get a new week started when it seems like the week is over and I am looking at a new week. They say that time moves quicker the older you get. I don’t know why that is, but it certainly seems true.
Psalm 90 instructs us to number our days and apply our hearts to wisdom. Below are some ideas to help make the most of your time:
1. Make God an essential part of your time. Begin your day with Him reading the Bible and praying. Make sure that He is the focus of your time throughout the week. Do not view church attendance as optional! It is not a waste of time, but rather a way to capitalize on your time.
2. Plan your week as much as possible. At the beginning of every week, try to write down the things that you need to accomplish and when you are going to do them.
3. Prioritize your time with your family. If you have young children in your home, remember that they will be grown and gone from your home soon. You have this moment to make a difference in their lives. If your children are grown, make sure that you and your spouse make time to be with each other. Eat meals together as a family. Talk at the table and encourage one another.
4. Turn off the television and read a good, helpful book. When was the last time you read to expand your mind and grow intellectually and spiritually? Encourage your children in this matter of reading. It will help them more than they know.
5. Finally, assess your week. How was it spent? How you did you manage your time? When you fail, determine that the following week will be better.