The days fly by! I find myself saying this all the time because if we don’t have control of our schedule it takes control of us. If we want to see goals and dreams come to pass we must start scheduling our days to line up with our goals. The first step in this is having a foundation or vision for your schedule. If you don’t have a vision for your life then you don’t know what’s important to you and your day. Then you can’t determine what to say no to and what you should say yes to. Why do you do what you do? It doesn’t have to be complicated, it can be something as simple as- I want to be the best stay at home mom and wife to my husband! Once you have a clear vision then you can move towards setting goals that align with your vision. Too often when an opportunity is presented to us we ask ourselves “can I fit this into my schedule” instead of asking “is this something I should be doing”. If it doesn’t line up with your vision, just because you can do it doesnt mean you should do it. 80% of the world lives crisis to crisis with no vision or goals for where they want to be in life! If we aren’t careful and spending our time wisely we end up being a part of that statistic. When you are goal setting it is important to remember to keep them measurable. Measurable goals help you to know if you are making progress or not. For example, if you goal is to lose weight then you need to add working out to your daily or weekly schedule. Keep yourself accountable for those goals and if they aren’t working, that’s okay, redirect them! After all, this is your life. Once you’ve figured out your goals then you can define what your priorities are. When you set these in place it makes setting your schedule for the day, week, or month easier because now you are fitting these priorities into your schedule. I love what the Bible tells us in Habakkuk 2:2, “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.” When we keep our vision and goals before us at all times, we can’t help but run after our goals!
Friends, let’s start to be investors of our time instead of spending our time. Sometimes it is simply just asking God what do you want me to do today and how is my time best invested. Take control of your schedule, don’t let it take control of you! XO