“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Ephesians 5:15-17
Some people have a natural talent for always staying busy or at the very least, doing what needs to be done sooner rather than later. Sadly, I don’t. I’m sure this is a problem a lot of us suffer from, so I’ve decided to dedicate the next 30 days to productivity. I’m choosing five things that, if made a priority, can enhance my life and I’d like to invite all of you to join me. For example:
1. God – He created me, gives me (and the rest of the world) life every morning, and waits patiently while I fail to make time for Him. In these 30 days I want to set aside 30 minutes a day to pray and be in the Word. Maybe you want to do an hour, maybe you want to do 10 minutes. Whatever you do, just do it.
2. Family – Having a family is demanding so sometimes it’s easy to forget how important every moment is, how every action is significant. When I’m here I need to be better at being here, provide a bit more, and appreciate the little things better. Maybe your family needs you to set more time aside for them.
3. Writing – It’s my passion. My passion that I neglect almost too much to still call it a passion. These 30 days I will be posting every day. Anything from a couple of lines to a couple of paragraphs. I’ll also be working on my novel, trying to get a minimum of 3,000 words a week. Figure out what your passion is and do it. God made it your passion for a reason.
4. Health – My body is a temple, but I’m treating it more like a trash can. Every once in a while I’ll take out the bag and get it clean, but I’m just putting more in. I’ll make some changes in my diet and dedicate 30 minutes a day to exercise.
5. Learning – I have a desire to learn languages, people, and the Bible. With the chance of never making a living as a writer, I’ll be attending school in order to become a Christian Counselor. I’ve been in a rut, and that’s no place for a wisdom-seeker to be.
So why am I sharing this with you, why not just do it? Because I think it’s a challenge we can all benefit from. 30 days of choosing the to-do list over the recliner, the Bible over the T.V., or passion over past-time. If this sounds like something you want to do, take some time to decide what your five priorities are. Decide where you want to be in life and pinpoint the things holding you back, then start.
As always, thanks for reading, I hope you all enjoyed it and I hope you all join me on this 30 day journey. I’m excited to see what God will do when we put the insignificant things aside.