I have noticed of late how time seems to be moving faster and I seem to be moving slower. I try to schedule my time wisely knowing what I have to get done and the set amount of time I have to get it done. Both are passing by so quickly I am not able to get half of what I need to get done–done.
Why does this happen? I don’t remember my childhood being this busy or my teen years either. I had quite the set of school activities, etc. yet Life moved at a slower pace. As I have grown older I have noticed more and more that people in general are busier than they have ever been. Maybe, it is because there are more opportunities for doing things. We all have more access to go and do more than we ever have before. Certainly, everyone I have talked to recently have told me how busy things have been for them, and in my own life I find this to be true also. Does it ever end?
I heard a quote the other day from a friend. “Life is like a coin. Once you spend it, it is gone. You are the only one who can spend it so spend it wisely.” We are all given the same amount of life or time. 24 hours in a given day is all that we have. We are the ones who decide how to spend the time we have been given. This really puts the phrase, “my time,” in a new perspective. Are we really this busy because we want to be, or are there some things we could say “no” to doing? I know there are in every one’s lives nonnegotiables like work, sleep, meal time, family, and last but certainly not least the things of God. These things take up a major portion of our time, but we need to focus on all these things.
The Bible does say, “Redeem the time because the days are evil.” Are we focusing to much on the things that are not nonnegotiable? Are there things that we are doing that we should back off of to focus on things that last forever? This is something we all need to examine in our own life. It might be time to grab the clock and take some time to examine why we are so busy.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject, and I hope I haven’t taken up to much of your time. 🙂