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Time: Our Ultimate Currency

When you’re young, you think that you have all the time in the world to tackle your dreams and accomplish your goals. As you age, you begin to realize how short time is. How are you spending your time? We make time for the things that we consider to be of value in our lives.

So often I hear people say that they don’t have time to meet other people, to exercise, to shop for healthy food so they just grab a fast food item because it’s convenient, etc. We tend to think that we can start exercising tomorrow; begin our diet tomorrow; download a healthy menu tomorrow; lose weight tomorrow in order to achieve better health. Somehow tomorrow never gets here though. We are always amazed when disease creeps up; why is that?

There’s a battle on for cell phone companies to sign up the most customers. They’ll give you a free cell phone, buy out your old contract, and most will give you rollover minutes if you don’t use all the minutes on your current plan. The thing about life is you don’t get roll over minutes if you don’t accomplish the goals that you set. What you don’t use, you lose.

There are 24 hours in every day; that’s 1440 minutes and everybody gets the same amount. If we use those minutes wisely, think of what we could accomplish. If we sleep eight hours a day, or 480 minutes, that still leaves 960 minutes a day to accomplish things. If we work another 480 minutes a day, that still leaves 480 minutes to work on set goals or spend time with loved ones.

Make a list of what is truly important to you. We don’t all require the same amount of sleep; not all of us work the same amount of hours. There are ways to build in time for the things that matter most. Surely you can pray a few minutes a day and study God‘s word. Surely you can carve out some time to read a story to your children or prepare a healthy meal or call someone you haven’t seen in a while just to let them know that they matter in your life.

What is important to you? Time is your ultimate currency; it is worth so much more than money and you will never get any more than you currently have. Spend it wisely.


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