Tired of Wasting Time
Updated: Apr 12, 2020
Now is the perfect time to read that book. Start the business plan. Finish that project. Do whatever it is God has been telling you to do!!
We are 1/4th of the way through the year. The current pandemic has freed up a lot of time for many of us who are blessed to be able to stay safe inside of our home. How have you been stewarding this time? I’ll be the first the admit that when my spring break was extended, I wasted like half of the week just laying around watching Fresh Prince and Family Feud, and snacking while scrolling through corona memes on social media. I called myself taking advantage of the free time that I finally had to rest after a hectic work/school/internship schedule. Then it hit me. The word “STEWARDSHIP” dropped in my spirit along with Psalm 90:12. How had I been stewarding my time?! Yes, rest was necessary but I was going beyond getting rest and was becoming lazy.
I remembered how when I was caught up with school, interning and work, I complained about not having the extra time to get other tasks done around the house and really spend time with God like I wanted. Then boom. God takes away school, interning and work all in a week’s time...but I still wasn’t spending a lot of that extra free time with Him. I was spending it with social media, Steve Harvey and sleep. I had to repent for that and get refocused. If you’re reading this, I want to encourage you to refocus as well, or stay focused if you already are. God wants our attention so much that He removed what was taking it from Him.
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”
Psalm 90:12 KJV
“Teach us to number each of our days so that we may grow in wisdom.”
Psalms 90:12 GW
Being home all day can make it a little tempting to just lay around all day - especially when you have nothing due.
Here’s some tips that help me:
1. Wake up at a set time every morning.
2. Spend time with God before even checking your phone.
3. Take a shower
4. Eat breakfast
5. Make a list of what you’d like to get done that day and set a cut off time. (Be sure to stick to it.)
6. Set alarms to give yourself a break as you work (30min break for every 3 hours of work is usually what I do.)
7. Cross out what you get done on your list. It helps you to feel even more productive and keep track of progress.
8. Be sure to take a lunch as you would during a regular work day.
9. Review what you’ve accomplished. If you have things left undone, just move them over to tomorrow’s to do list.
10. Go to bed at a decent time!
Keeping a routine helps more than one may realize!