Number Our Days Part 3, Jan 20, 2008

Number Our Days, Pt.3
Ps. 90:12
– Every day we’re looking for wisdom

T.I.M.E. acronym continued
T – Treasure time
I – Invest time
M – Manage time
and finally…

E – Enjoy your time
How?
  – Enjoy your time on the right priorities
  – Say “no” to family time robbers
    – there will always be something else to do and somewhere else to be
    – when I say yes to one thing, like my family, I’ve already no to other things that try to take it’s place
    – no one on their death bed says, “I wish I had spent more time at work”
  – Say “yes” to happy memories

James 4:14
  – I need to quit being with people that don’t want to be with me
  – I need to quit taking myself so seriously, I need to be able to laugh at myself
  – I need to be healthy on the inside so I can enjoy time

Application:
  – When I’m late to something like a meeting, I’m saying that my time is more valuable than those that I’m meeting
  – We’re a rushed society, but that’s not God’s will for my life, even God rested.
  – I need to put some margin, or breathing room, in my life and not schedule things so close together that there’s no room for error. Other examples of margin are: a little extra money at the end of the month, and a little extra breath at the top of the stairs.

4 benefits of putting margin in my life
1. Peace – time to releax

2. Better health
  – continued stress is bad for the body

3. Stronger relationships
  – time to enjoy with my family and those close to me

4. Usefulness in ministry
  – helps you be more sensitive to God and what He’s saying to me
  – with no margin and going 200mph all the time, I’m running on survival mode, but I can’t do that for too long at a time