In today’s busy world of multi-tasking, it is easy to feel like you’re being pulled in a hundred different directions at once. Trying to split yourself between your spouse, your job, your children, your friends and your church, can often leave you feeling exhausted and without any time for yourself. We all have a lot on our plates and maybe that won’t change; however, we can change how we handle the many things vying for our attention.
What do you value the most in life? What are you spending the majority of your time and effort on? Are you keeping your priorities straight?
If you haven’t taken the time to stop and evaluate your priorities, maybe now is the time. Grab a pen and paper and answer these questions:
- Who are the most important people in your life?
- What are your core values in life?
- On an average day, how much time do you spend with those people?
- What are your short-term goals? Long-term?
- What kind of person do you want to be? Do your actions fall in line with that person?
- Where do you feel like the majority of your energy is spent on a daily basis?
- When you are at home, do you have your computer and/or cell phone constantly with you? What about when you are out with friends or serving at church?
- How often do you exercise or take part in activities that are good for your health?
Like Luke 12:34 says, ”For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Whatever we give the most of our time and energy too, is what in the end gets the most of our heart and soul as well.
If we spend long hours at the office every night, just to come home and crash into bed before doing it again the next morning, will our spouse and children feel like they get the best of us?
And if we spend all of our free time shopping, drinking and eating and never going to church, can we say we have a heart for God?
As you go about your daily life activities, what can you do to be more aware of where you are spending your time?
CHOOSE to put your heart where your treasure is.
Where does your treasure lie?