I read something this evening that made me pause. We can’t save time. We can only choose how to use it. Once we allocate it to something, that same block of time can’t be allocated to anything else. It is spent. It is gone.
Do I spend my time on what is most important? Do I actually choose to spend my time, or am I letting it rush by without guiding it and therefore wasting it? How do I choose? What is most important?
For me, the following are the most important things in my life:
1. My bride – I can’t even begin to describe how thankful I am for this wonderful woman. She has been my best friend since I was 19 years old. We have walked through amazing times together. We have also seen dark days too. She is one of the most important things in my life.
2. My boy – It is amazing to me to watch this amazing boy grow. He is smart. He is brave. He has one of the best laughs in the world. He also has an amazing heart. I look at this kid and I well up with pride. He is a lot like his mama and a lot like me. He is one of the most important things in my life.
3. My family – whether blood or God given, I love my family with everything that I am. I love them. Every time we are together I enjoy them. When we are apart I can’t wait till we get to spend more time. They are one of the most important things in my life.
4. My God – He gives me breath. He gives me life. Without Him there would be nothing. He is the most important thing in my life.
There are other things I could list here as well. When considering how I spend my time though, these are the four items that get top priority. Obviously, I have other items I have to devote time to, but for the four things listed above…I will never regret spending focused time.
Have you developed your list of what is most important to you? Are there things you spend your time on that shouldn’t make the list? What is most important? If you don’t choose, you will still spend that time and never get it back. Best to choose what to spend it on and be proud that you did.