Saturday, September 26, 2015

Divided attention

Daily reading: 1 Timothy 6:6-19
Saturday September 26, 2015

Focus passage: We didn’t bring anything into the world and so we can’t take anything out of it: 1 Timothy 6:7

While the passage for today calls us to examine our relationship with money, on a broader level it also calls us to examine what we do with what has been given to us and what is our motivation for gaining more?
Lately I have been thinking about how I spend my time.  Based on a new leadership book I have read, it suggests that we create goals for the year in our professional life; the same can be done for our home life.  After making the goals we are then to look at our calendars and how we have spent our time.  

The premise is that we are all busy.  (Probably too busy.)  And we have become a culture that values being busy.  The question is though, is being busy the same as being productive or effective?  

When you look at your calendar is it a reflection of being good stewards of your time?  Are you carving out time to be fully present with others?  (Multitasking drives us away from doing this:  we will be texting and listening, or watching and talking at the same time.)

Take time to look at your calendar and see if it is a good reflection of your goals.  Our calendars just like our check book is a good reflection of our values.

Prayer: God help me to embrace the bounty you have placed in my life today.  Amen.

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