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Enough Time

Is there enough time in the day?

That question is relative, and depends primarily on what I believe needs to be accomplished in a day. The real question is, ‘what do I have the time to do today?’

This puts the onus on me, on my decisions and my priorities. It takes the onus off something as unchangeable and uncontrollable as the hours in a day. I think we humans are quick to blame the things we can’t control for our trouble, and slow to recognize that we are largely responsible.

Each day has enough time to do a considerable amount of living. 24 hours is a long time. Don’t believe me…start counting the seconds. The question of how we should live in those hours now takes priority. The answer we come to will be different depending on what we have set up as our guiding principles.

In an ideal day, mine would come from Christ’s call that:

“If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”    
Luke 9:23

If I am do take this seriously, die to my selfish needs and instead live for Christ, then how would I live in this day?

1) Love the Lord my God with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my mind and with all my strength.
2) Love my neighbor as myself

These are the guiding principles for the activities of my day. The question then becomes, ‘is this task accomplishing those ends?’
If not, it should be left at the foot of the cross.


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