Devotionals by Dale O'Shields
It's Time To...
Time is a precious gift. It comes and goes quickly, and when it passes it can’t be recovered. That’s why we need to be wise in the way we use it. That’s why we need to be purposeful in the way we invest it. The way you use your time determines your personal direction and destiny.
Time management is really all about your values and priorities. When you value something, when it’s a priority in your life, you make time for it. It make its way into your schedule. One of the best ways of knowing what’s important to you is to look at how you spend your time.
Think about your own life. Are you spending time on things that really matter?
When God called Joshua to take over the leadership of Israel after the death of Moses, He gave Joshua some advice about how to prioritize his time. He gave him a secret to life and leadership success:
Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. — Joshua 1:8 (NIV)
If Joshua was going to have the strength and wisdom he needed to do the work God wanted him to do and have the life God wanted him to have, he needed to make time for reflecting on God’s Word.
I encourage you to do the same! Your joy and success depend on it.