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!
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.