Many, if not most, Life Counselors emphatically teach the absolute necessity of learning to put first things first to maximize the wise use of time. Every person on earth is given 24 hours per day. The ones who learn the value of this deposit into our time account are the ones who will get the most out of living and as a rule, make the best contribution to others.
Life in the 21st Century makes demands on our time that earlier generations knew nothing about.
For instance, Robo calls.
As a pastor/speaker and writer, the telephone is an important part of my life. Failing to answer a true call can cost a member, a client, sometimes ranging into thousands of dollars on a per annum scale. I have resorted to not taking a call from any number not listed in my known list. I leave a note on the answering service stating, “I cannot take your call. Leave a message stating the reason for your call. If I am interested, I will call you back. If I am not interested, I will not.”
The Robo Call solution is one example of prioritizing the allotted time God has entrusted to me each day to use wisely.
Ben Franklin said, “Do not waste time as it is the stuff of life.”
An oft-repeated phrase heard when counseling is, “I know I should take the time to pray, to talk with God each day, but the time just gets away.”
People of The Cloth are not exempt from the privilege/duty of taking time with God.
Noted and enormously fruitful servant, George Whitten stated in his daily, Worthy Brief;
“If we are neglecting to meet personally with our God, then we're simply doing more than He intended!” George Whitten, Worthy Brief.
Often a remark will have a sobering influence on us. Such came to me while browsing on the subject of time and prayer. This remark by a man not widely known as a religious recluse said it well, but I warn you it may hurt, for it is stone cold true:
“I don't care how busy I am - I will always make time for what's most important to me.” Kevin Hart.
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