Mom's Devotional Bible - Monday, November 4, 2013

Time Wasters

Joshua 10:1–15

Additional Scripture Readings: Psalm 37:5; Matthew 6:34

Where does your time go? Do you ever look back at the end of the day and wonder? Do you sometimes wish God would stretch your days, as he did for Joshua fighting the enemies of Israel?

One reason you may not have enough time is that you waste the time you do have. Before you go on a guilt trip, think about it.

Do you waste time by overdoing? Why, exactly, does the kitchen have to be spotless every time you leave it? Is there a law that requires that you always wash your car after it rains?

Maybe you waste time by under-planning. Going to the store without a list is okay sometimes, but when you’re planning a big meal for company, you’ll probably have to head back again for overlooked items.

And how about overreacting? Do you have to race to the phone every time it rings? Is it necessary to start wallpapering all over just because you made a tiny mistake or could you force yourself to patch it?

Maybe you can’t make the sun stand still to give you more time. But you can add minutes and hours to your days by trimming time wasters.

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