The Blender - Again?

In a few minutes, I am going to go help my wife sell jewelry.  That's right she sells Paparazzi jewelry on Facebook live.  We will get home around midnight, then be back here at the church by 7:30 am.  Oh, I had better get some donuts and coffee for those I'm meeting.  There is a team of people going out to clean one of our communities streets.  Take Betty and Anneka to work.  Come back and check on things.  Pick them up and take them to our communities fall festival where Anneka is dancing.  Back to the church.  Put all that jewelry away.  Get everything ready for Sunday services and go home.

I'm supposed to look well rested and chipper Sunday morning?  I better get a lot of sleep.

Luke 12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Let me put it another way.  For where your treasure is, there you will spend your time.

Here are a few rules I use that tell me how to spend my time.  

Prioritize.  Christ always comes first.  Being a husband is next.  I'm married to the most beautiful woman in the world, but sorry Anneka, it's not you.  Next, I am a father.  (Feel better Anneke?).  Then I am a leader, a pastor and so on.  I know my priorities, so when I have to make a decision between two different things, I know who wins.  

I give my first time to Christ.  First thing in the morning He gets my time.  Starting my day this way helps me be a better Father, Husband, Pastor and so on.  

I like the word, "no."  Some people don't like it, but I love it.  It keeps me from looking like a fool, getting distracted and from failing others.  Saying no to some things in your life is necessary. 

I learned this from Michael Hyatt.  Time isn't a renewable resource, but energy is.  Budget your time, but get the rest and exercise you need.

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, I get distracted so easily.  Help me to give You the first part of my day.  AMEN  

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