But I don’t have time . . .

August 19, 2016 — Leave a comment

Nothing else is truly equal – not the economic status of the families we’re born into; the physical cclocksharacteristics we’re born with; the talents, natural abilities or lack thereof are all different as well.  That list usually determines our educational opportunities as well as future choices.  What can I say – Life ain’t fair!

Certainly, we each have differing levels of busyness due to varying commitments and demanding “to do” lists.  But one thing is for sure, we all have the same allotted time period to accomplish our goals – everyone’s day is an equal 24 hours.

Whether or not I get done what needs to be finished is up to me – I choose what gets my attention based on PRIORITY.  In one sense, there are lots of things that I just don’t have time for.  But truth be told, I always get done what I WANT to get done – what is IMPORTANT or CRITICAL to me, my goals.

Thirty-five years ago, a ministry mentor taught me “Behind every excuse is a lack of desire.”  That was a bold, in my face statement that I didn’t like to hear.  After 35 years of ministry, I’ve realized just how true it is of myself and everyone else.  When it comes down to it, we all get done what we “want badly enough” to get done.  With that said, next time you’re tempted to say, “I wish I did, BUT I JUST DON’T HAVE THE TIME, substitute it with “It’s not my priority” and re-evaluate.  That’s a true check of where our heart is.  Then either change or own it.  But don’t lie to yourself and say you don’t have time.

 

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