There is a time…
There is a time to be silent and a time to speak.
For a long time now I have been silent. Did that mean I wasn’t talking? No it meant that I have been in preparation to share what I have been given or what has been “downloaded” into me by God to give to the people He has ordained for me to give it to. I used to be very annoyed with time. When I heard people say “it’s not your time, wait your turn, your TIME is coming” I used to feel like, “why isn’t it MY TIME NOW”. Isn’t that like society now? We want it Now, everything is now. There is no waiting, a microwave , popcorned culture.
As I read my bible at the beginning of this week, it was very clear to me that time is such an asset and in comprehending; not just understanding the time and season of things, we will be able to live our lives very productively.
I discovered 5 things about time and how we need to be aware and ready to go when time permits, prepare for the time to execute or just be still in waiting for our time to come:
When time has an assignment you cannot do anything outside of what it has already been purposed to do. The bible says “there is a time to plant and a time to uproot”. You better not dare think you can uproot when its time to plant because guess what? Whatever you plant will not survive. Its the same thing with business and in life. If you try to plant something when its time to uproot, you will continuously see things fall away, not work out, people will drop off away from you , all because you were not operating in the right time.
2. Time is an asset: As I am growing my writing business, I realize how important and valuable time is. It waits for no one but it is given freely. Its what You decide to do with it that makes all the difference. How you “spend” time shows where you are in life. Time is almost a rare commodity. Use it well and it will serve you so well!
3. Time must be taken seriously: Think about when you get up in the morning. You get dressed, if you have kids you get them dressed and ready to go and if you’re like me, you are checking that time every 5 minutes to see how much time is left. Time governs your life! It is how you function. When you waste time, you are literally allowing time to tell you, your life is meaningless! Honestly think about conversations, arguments that were just draining and unfruitful and the time it took to have them. You could have been doing something so amazing but you wasted your time. Don’t let time beat you over the head, rule the time don’t let it rule you!
4. Time is NOT money: You can always gain more money, you cannot gain more time. Everyone gets the same amount of time, 24 hours. That’s like everyone getting 24 dollars a day. Everyone spends their 24 hours differently. It may seem like they are getting more time but they are not, they are actually maximizing what they’ve been given to its fuleest potential, and guess what you can too! People tend to say time is money because they are not wasting time with frivolous things. If we start thinking more wisely about time just as we do money, we will be able to maximize what we’ve been given as well and get the most value out of it.
5. Time is given, not earned so treat it as a gift: We can never earn time. Time has a way of slipping through our fingers if we aren’t careful. Treat each second as though you know it will not come back, because in reality it won’t.
Time is for everyone but not everyone know how to use it. Trust me, I have learned a thing or two about time, and everyday I am getting better and more savvy in maximizing the time I have. Is it easy? NOT AT ALL, but as Eric Thomas says , “If you want to be successful as bad as you want to Breath then you will be successful”. That is the realest statement I’ve ever heard. Successful people have the same time an unsuccessful person has. The difference is the person who desires success understands how time can be used, the unsuccessful person wastes time nor understanding the value.
This is a new month, a month of New Beginnings. Make the most of it, Value Time, Treat it well, and Make it Count. I guarantee time will serve you well!
I’m your Favorite, The Write Girl™, and Always Remember,
Be You, Stay True and PURSUE!