Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January 22, 2015

"A person's days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set the limits he cannot exceed."  Job 14:5

Over the next four posts I will share some practical observations regard the wise use of time.

The first observation I want to share is: investing small amounts of time over time has cumulative results.

Spending 30 minutes a day in physical exercise doesn't amount to much on that one day. Not even in two or three days will it seem to matter. But 30 minutes a day over a year, or two years or a lifetime, will make a remarkable difference.

If you skip one meal it won't matter much. But if you don't take time to eat over a period of weeks or months, it will create a serious problem. And over your life span you won't remember many meals you ate but you will remember you made time for meals.

In the same way, you won't remember many individual Sunday School lessons you learned or sermons you heard, but the cumulative effect of going to class and sitting in church over time will make a huge difference in your spiritual growth.

Some days your personal devotional time seems like a dud. You wonder why you took the time to do it. But taking that time day after day over time will prove to be time well spent.

I remember making time to spend with my kids when they were little. I don't remember many of the days individually but I know over the years it paid dividends.

Over the years of our marriage, Barbara and I have made time each week for a date might. While we enjoy each of them I don't remember many of them specifically but I know the cumulative effect has been significantly positive in our relationship.

Small amounts of time over time add up to big differences!

Where do you need to start making small deposits of time to invest in a better future?