After dreaming, the farmer begins to formulate a plan for his work in the soon coming season of spring. Without a plan and goals, dreams remain abstract and we coast along without any sense of progress of achievement.
God is the great time manager. He is also a great planner and goal setter. He has a plan, a design and a purpose He is working to accomplish. He established this before the world began.
Most people spend more time planning their holidays or a party than they do their life. Plan your year and your use of time wisely. Think ahead. Look beyond today and your next step. Think about how you’ll achieve your dreams.
The New Year is filled with potential. Will you look back on 2011 and see 12 months of worthwhile goals accomplished, fulfilling activities completed and time well managed? Or will your year be one of busyness, clutter, and fractured focus? Focus your time and energy on God’s will for your life.
Ephesians 5:15-17. Be very careful, then, how you live -- not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
According to the apostle Paul, the wise person:
- Understands what God’s will is (a dream and a vision).
- Makes the most of opportunities.
- Uses their time wisely (a goal and a plan).
You have one life to live. There are 100’s of things you could do with your life but you only have time for so much. Every person has exactly 168 hours in each week and so many hours and minutes per day. Scientists can’t invent more minutes. The rich can’t buy more hours.
What is your priority? What were you made for?
Tomorrow ... Spring.