08 July 2013

Using "My" Time Wisely

[my view this morning]


The baby just went down for a nap.

Husband's in the office by now.

Breakfast dishes line the table. Dinner dishes *still* fill the sink.

I'm in my jammies. Coffee in hand.

Now what?

Sam is boycotting an afternoon nap, and as he is now more mobile and so very close to crawling, this quiet morning is sometimes the only uninterrupted time I get. How do I get the most out of those 1.5-2 hours? How do I prioritize? Where do I begin?

I need to begin by stop seeing time as "my time" and seeing it as coming from the Lord. Our pastor reminded us last night that, like all things, time comes from God. His perfect invention.

Me time // quiet time // busy time // go time // sleepy time // dinner time

It's all from him.

This revelation changes me. It must change me. The clock keeps ticking. My son keeps growing. The days keep marching on. There will always be dirty dishes and meals to cook and diapers to wash.

The Lord's time is precious. I vow to use His time wisely. To serve my family, teach my son, welcome my husband home at the end of the day.

Time to fill the coffee cup again, breathe in a new day, and get to work.


  1. I love this. I love revelations that change your perspective. I have had quite a few revelations in the love of the Lord lately. It's a beautiful thing.

  2. thank you for sharing this! love it and needed it.

  3. This is the exact reminder I needed right now! It is His time! Thanks!

  4. Have you read Mitch Albom's The Timekeeper? This made me think of it. Thanks for writing!

  5. Have you read The Timekeeper by Mitch Albom? This post made me think of it immediately. Thanks for this post!

  6. I love this so much. What a great reminder.


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