Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Shopping for Time

Any shoppers out there? I'll be the first to raise my hand. Can you remember a really good deal on something that you bought...whether it was today or years ago? I think we all have some sort of story (especially the women) that we have told numerous times with our chest all puffed out in pride. But are we treating our time the same way?

In chapter one of 'Shopping for Time' by Carolyn Mahaney and her daughters, they address that very issue.

Do you strategically plan out your day like your shopping trips? Many of us have spent hours looking for that elusive deal, cutting coupons, sifting through flyers, scouring the internet...yet we don't treat our time the same way!

They ask the questions:

*Do you plan ahead to maximize your fruitfulness each day, or do you simply let life happen?
*Do you make choices based on Scripture or on what feels good at the
*Do you strategize to use your talents to bless your family and
church, or do you emply them primarily for your own personal fulfillment?
*Do you evaluate every opportunity in light of biblical priorities, or do
you do whatever it takes to get ahead?


It is definitely worth thinking about. I know that as a mom to four little boys, it can sometimes be hard to do this, and I have often felt that I am just simply letting life happen. We need to learn how we can maximize each day to give God the glory that He so deserves. When we just sit back and let things happen, we aren't doing what he calls us to do.

Let's start our days thinking and planning on how we can bring glory to our Creator!

"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil." -Ephesians 5:15-16

1 comment:

Christine said...

Great post! I often will do things out of convenience or ease because I, too, have 4 little ones. I do feel I am organized at heart, with my time and resources, but it can be frustrating not being able to live that out! Thanks for visiting me and welcome to blogland!