Saturday, April 17, 2010

Just one second, I have to update my status...

I must say that my favorite excuse I use as to why my house isn't perfectly clean or dinner isn't done or really anything for that matter (besides the kids) is that I just don't have "time." In all reality, no one really ever questions that statement because I have four little kids running around from the moment their feet hit the floor. I so often feel like I have too much on my plate with only 24 hours in the day and just not enough time to do it all.
And then today I was really convicted.
I do have enough time. I do have the ability to get all these things done. I am just choosing not to. Really. What do I choose to do instead with that time I could be using more wisely? I'm on the computer. I'm on Facebook. Now don't get me wrong, Facebook is wonderful for so many different reasons especially reconnecting and connecting with friends. Making relationships is something that is crucial to our emotional health, but while I am making and cultivating my friendships on the computer I have realized that my relationships, the most important relationships are getting jipped.
There is a time for everything, but I think my time for Facebook and the computer has become all the time and that's not healthy, for me or Dave or the kids.
So, I have decided that for this week I am going to turn off the computer for the most part (except for that wonderful bill pay that can't go left undone for a week) and use that time for other things like cleaning, cooking, reading, playing, praying, exercising, or simply just being. I am going to use the phone to only confirm or make plans this week and focus on my kiddos and my husband.
Do you think that you have something that is vying for your time? Are there things that you could eliminate for a while or permanently that take you away from what's important?
I will check back in next Saturday with a post about my week - and in the meantime, enjoy your family. Turn off the tv, the computer, the cell phones, the ipods and enjoy each other.


Micah Preston

Hello Pastor friend. I totally and absolutely agree!! I think when people say they don't have time, it means they aren't going to MAKE time.
Guess we'll have to chat on the phone to keep updated this week. =)

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