When Leftovers Aren’t Enough

Time management. How do you give your best instead of your leftovers to who is most important in your life?

Give me your list. Who are the most important people in your life, and then add what goals take priority? Spouse? Children? Work? Friends? Your health? God? Shopping? Amazon? Doing something for others, or taking care of you? Pets. Be honest with yourself.

Let’s just say it. It’s hard to balance everything. If you were able to catch up on laundry on a particular day, you most likely missed a good conversation with your child because you had to run up and down the stairs a hundred times to get the job done. Heaven forbid you miss catching up on your favorite show you’ve been binge watching! And then there’s that time you had to clean up after your pet ‘s mess before fixing dinner. You probably didn’t have a chance to even notice if that important someone had a good day at school or work when they walked in the house.

If you’re tired before your feet hit the floor in the morning because your thoughts are racing in so many different directions, you probably need someone to give you some guidance. At the very least, you need to take that self-induced pressure off of your shoulders. When’s the last time someone asked, “How can I help you?” Most likely you didn’t know how to answer. Sound familiar?

You have to start somewhere, so I suggest you grab a few minutes alone and just breath, pray for wisdom and discernment, and then the most important part — listen.

Here’s one thing I know — you only have a certain amount of time with your loved ones. How short or long that is, only God knows. Make the most of it.

Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow. Psalm 144:4

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