I am just too busy for coffee….

There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under the heaven. Ecc. 3:1 (NLT)

A friend and I have been e-mailing back and forth trying to schedule a simple “coffee break”.  A time for her and I to catch up and just take a break from life, have some “girl time”.  However, we have been at this for weeks and can’t seem to find a time that works for both of us.  Neither of us have small children and we both have understanding husbands however; the task to find free time within a 30-day period is proving to be a taunting task. 

Have you been there before?  Its not only the other person who is too busy- it’s both of you who are too busy.  However, is it good busy or are we over committing ourselves and allowing our calendars to be filled-up with things that are not priority?  Hear me out, I would like to exclude “family” time and responsibilities from this discussion.  Our families are our first priority and should always be our first ministry. However, I find that we are booked solid with things or people that are not necessarily in-line with our purpose.  Don’t get me wrong, we need to be flexible enough and be discerning enough when someone needs us, however, we need to be very selective and careful where and how we invest our “time”. 

Time is very valuable and something that we will never get back, once used it’s gone, you can’t borrow time nor can you buy it from someone else.  We are all given the same amount of it to use as we desire. Be wise and be careful from “time” vampires but most of all be intentional on how you use your time.

Grab a good cup of java with a special friend and remember to ….Just Breathe!

Reflection Corner:

1.)   Today make a list and identify some tasks or appointments that you can rearrange or cancel.

2.)   List a few names of people that you want to be “intentional” about growing a friendship.

3.)   Once you have identified these people, reach out to at least one this week, and try to schedule some coffee time.

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Comments

  1. Great post, it is such a necessary message! Time is of the essence, it is said; yet we don’t intentionally reflect upon such ‘issues’. Over the past two years in my doctoral program I have had to be super intentional about my ‘time’ and it has helped me across the board in all aspects of life. At one point I had to ask the Lord to help me discern what is good and best for me and mine in respect to ‘time’. I’ve scaled back considerably on superficial activities and try to only participate in those that will be of benefit to my family and those around us. Thank you for bringing this to the forefront of our thoughts today. I will be reflecting….

  2. Edna R. Quiros says:

    Hola Silvia, what a wonderful topic to reflect on: Time is a wonderful gift, and yes I believe we have to value time and manage it. We have been given 24 hours a day, and I believe that with discernment and reflection we can make the best use of time. On my journey, I have learned to slow down, experience time versus rush into everything, and not let the calendar be my manager lol…..because the calendar could become a tremendous monster at times. I also consider myself to be busy, but will be open to the spontaneous at times and reevaluate how I spend my time. ” Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.”
    Rodin (1840 – 1917. P.S. I like very much your reflection questions 🙂 With love Edna

  3. Hello Silvia: Great read for today. Just last week, towards the end of every single day, I felt completely and utterly spent using up a lot of energy and time on meetings, appointments and projects for my children while taking care of the mommy duties with two young children. I have a hug ritual I do with the girls where we spend some time hugging right after school communicating of how much I missed them while they were gone. Sofia reminded me this morning that last week, we didn’t have time to hug. I like the way Edna has put it: “Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” I will keep that in mind for future planning and purpose and try to remember to plan some smiles and fun along the way.

  4. Really great Silvia…no solo las q no tienen ninos pequenos las q los tienen tambien…un tema muy importante y muchas veces una piensa q no hay tiempo.Gracias aprendi mucho…

  5. Great blurb! I laughed with a sister the other day. We were trying to make time via text to hang out. By the third date that I offered and she turned down, I called her. I said, “Girl, if I didn’t know you, I would think you are avoiding me. I’m calling because I finally understand why people get mad at me and think that I’m making excuses when I tell them my days are booked.” It’s an issue. We need to be aware that we spend our time wisely. Our ‘friends’ also need to be aware not to take it personal when we put our families first. We all say that we know family is the first ministry, but I find so many people get frustrated when I try to implement it. Beri goo stuff, Hermana Sil. 🙂

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