By Elizabeth Robertson Williams
I don't know about you, but for me, I have such a hard time scheduling out everything in my life that needs to be done. In the world of never ending to-do lists, there are areas in my life where I've convinced myself that I need at least 1-2 hours to actually make it worth while: cleaning my house, exercising, spending time with God, writing thank you notes….the list could go on and on.
The problem is that I never manage to chisel out the golden hour (who really wants to make time to clean?), and all of these little projects are swallowed up and never completed.
Rather that sitting around feeling like a failure in a messy house with flabby thighs, I want to be intentional about stealing minutes when I can and making the most of my time throughout the day.
Have you ever had fifteen minutes before you needed to leave the house (this isn’t typical for me, since I tend to run late, but just go with me…) Usually, if I have fifteen minutes to kill, I’ll pop open the computer, hop around the world wide web, and pretty much do absolutely nothing of value. (Did I really need to read about whether or not the latest "Bachelor" couple is on the rocks again?!)
But fifteen minutes is more time than you might think— it’s great for putting away clothes on the floor, clearing off your kitchen counter, squeezing in a 10 minute pilate session (thanks to this DVD), writing a thank you note, starting a load of laundry, sending an encouraging note or text to a friend, or pausing to read a Psalm or Jesus Calling. You can’t do them all, but you can at least do one!
15 minutes isn’t much, but it's something. And something is far superior to nothing!
Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.
Colossians 3:17 (MSG)