I’m sure the thought, “If I only had more time,” has come to your mind more than once. But, what if you truly did have more time? What would you do with it? What might you do differently?
And honestly, although you may have good intentions of wisely using that time, sometimes you miss that mark. If you’ve ever been in a situation or circumstance when you’ve had more time, then maybe you know how that with more time comes more responsibility to wisely manage it, or else you might be managed.
And in thinking about having more time - whether that’s to take care of house chores, spend more time with family members, or have more time to accomplish a goal - we’re really thinking about having more freedom.
And as many of us know, freedom isn’t free.
We we’re seeking additional time to take care of some of our needs or wants, we’re seeking additional freedom to move in a certain direction. That might require you to give up something - it might be an afternoon aerobics class, or it might be some extra time at night to prep for the next day so that you’re not rushing and struggling as much.
But you might have to let go of something or some things for that extra freedom, and if you get that extra time to take care of those things, you’ve got to do your best to make sure you wisely use it.
I’ve been in situations when I did not wisely manage my time, and it seemed like things would come up and manage it for me. But, I learned a valuable lesson, and that’s to try to make better use of my time and freedom that I have.
So, with your freedom comes more responsibility - I believe that to whom much is given, much is expected. So when the thought, “If I only had more time,” comes to your mind, just remember that if you’re given that extra time, be sure to make good effort to use it positively. Whatever you had in mind to do differently, actually put forth the effort to make that change.
We hope this short post can be a little motivation for you for this week! If you missed our post last week on finding the beauty in hardship, you should check it out as well for an extra boost. Happy scheduling!