Hi, I am trying to get the best out of 2018.
I hope you are trying to do the same. Myles Munroe is an extremely profound teacher I decided to soak into some of his resources. I recently listened to the audio titled Redeeming the Time. I’d share the nuggets here:
I got a really better understanding of time listening to Myles Munroe’s talk about time.
Time is the only resource, the only gift that every human being has in common.
Whether you are Rich or poor everyone has the same 24hours per day. Our life is measured in time.
Your life is a product of how you used your time. Look at where you are at right now, it is directly proportional to how you used your time.
Time is what translates into income. Time is what translates to failure or success.
In other to change your life, you have to be deliberate about how you use your time.
Review your day. What are the activities that you do on a day to day basis? What are the things you spend time on? We would have more productive days if every day we planned exactly what we want to do with our time.
There is a vision for your life and there are goals towards it. Everything you choose to spend your time on must be bringing you closer to that vision for your life anything that doesn’t is a waste of time.
Review your associations, review your activities. What are those things you are involved in that are not taking you closer to your vision? You have to cut them off. Don’t be sentimental about it.
Time is what you have to give to people, therefore you mustn’t allow people to use your time anyhow. Some people just simply want to waste your time, give no room to them.
There are certain activities that do not move us forward like indulging in watching long hours of television, magazines, social media. Allot time for all these activities but ensure they are moving you forward also.
No time needs to be wasted. The time spent in transit can be used to read books and articles on the internet. Articles that would move you forward of course! Instead of Whatsapp or Instagram when you are bored, instead choose Chrome or Adobe Reader. These kinds of activities make your time more valuable.
The internet keeps finding ways for us to waste our time and more spend more time on it e.g Whatsapp statuses. You might decide exactly how much time it is you want to dedicate to minding what exactly goes on the lives and minds of the people on your social media lists.
If you don’t deliberately decide what you want to use your time for, the world would find plenty of things for you to do. Not every good activity is for you.
Sometimes we put things forward thinking we have a lot of time, we don’t! We don’t have as much time as we think we do. So what you have to do, do it NOW.
Also, there is a time appointed to every activity on earth. So there is the best time to do everything. Strike while the iron is hot.
Commit to spending your time better. At the end of this year where you are at and what you have would be a result of how you’ve spent your time.
The best way to increase your time is to spend it helping to do good things for others and not only for yourself. We are called to live selflessly not selfishly.