Is your time your own?

Who owns your time?  Your employer?  Your family?  You yourself?

As my life gets crowded, and some days feel like “standing room only,”  I am increasingly focused on making the most of my time.  Efficiency has become an art form; time management a well-developed skill.  I’ve been telling myself that I do this so that I will use my time nobly in the service of the Lord.  That is truly my desire.

But I had an epiphany a couple of days ago that my well-meaning time management techniques might be more self-serving than I had realized.   I decide how much to give in service and how much to keep for myself.   And I always want some for myself.

Maybe time is not mine to dole out but God’s to give.  Perhaps I should simply follow God and trust him for the time instead of squeezing tasks into my pre-assigned service hours or days.  It’s a subtle but important shift.

How do you view your time?  Is it difficult for you to trust God with your schedule?

“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  Psalm 118:24

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